Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne

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Servings: 4
Calories: 546


  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 6 oz dried red kidney beans
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 large green pepper seeded and roughly chopped
  • 14 oz can of peeled tomatoes
  • 1/4 pint water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube stock cube
  • 1-2 level tsp chilli powder or seasoning
  • 1 level tsp paprika pepper
  • 2 level tsp salt
  • black pepper


  • Put the beans in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave to soak overnight.
  • The following day, drain the beans and boil in fresh water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions, garlic, green pepper and beef and fry for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the tomatoes, water, crumbled bouillon cube, chilli powder or seasoning, paprika pepper, salt and freshly ground pepper and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  • Drain the beans, add to the pan. stir well, then cover with a lid or foil and simmer for about 1 hour or until the beans are soft.
  • Taste and check seasoning. Turn into a warm dish and serve.
  • If preferred, this dish may be made in advance and reheated in a hot oven (425°F [220°C] mark 7) for about 30 minutes or over moderate heat on the hob, stirring from time to time until piping hot.
  • Serve with a large bowl of plain boiled rice and a tossed green salad.
Calories: 546 kcal
Carbohydrates: 38 g
Protein: 31 g
Fat: 31g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 81 mg
Sodium: 536 mg
Potassium: 1286 mg
Fiber: 10 g
Sugar: 7 g
Vitamin A: 1384 IU
Vitamin C: 44 mg
Calcium: 89 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Ingredients Beef, Minced Beef
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