Easy chilli con carne

Easy chilli con carne



  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli, crushed
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tin whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tin kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup beef stock


In a pan, fry the meat in the olive oil. Add the onion, chilli and garlic and cook until well browned.

Stir through tomatoes and tomato paste with the beef stock.

Simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the beans, oregano, cumin and beef stock.

Season with salt and pepper.

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  • You can add more crushed chilli if you like this dish super-spicy. 1 tsp is enough for a little kick and I would only add a touch if children were having it.
  • This a great meal to have on standby in the fridge and perfect cold weather food. I like to serve it with toasted cornchips to scoop it up with and some sour cream to cool the heat.
  • This Easy chilli con carne recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot , New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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