Quick and Easy Homemade Chilli Con Carne Recipe
Chilli con carne has never been easier to make or so tasty to eat. Try out our recipe now!
This one pot chilli con carne recipe is super easy to make and great if you’re busy like me and like to batch cook so you’ve always got something yummy to eat that’s ready in moments. This home made chilli is so good I have converted Lana to liking this and having it as one of her favourite meals.
Since it’s been a bit chilly recently in the UK, no pun intended, I tend to lean towards simple comfort foods – meals that are easy to make but are also so god damn tasty!
With this quick and easy chilli recipe, I like to use beef and a variety of beans e.g. red kidney beans, white beans and baked beans. If you’re not keen on some of the beans then just take them out … easy peasy! And you can easily vary the amount of chilli to add to this recipe to make it as hot or mild as you like! Don’t know about you but I like to have a bit of kick in my beef chilli.
How to make the homemade chilli from scratch
First I like to use my big commercial 32cm stainless steel cooking pot. This pot is great for batch cooking lots of portions so you always have something in the freezer if you want a break or too rushed to cook. It does seem huge but you’d be amazed at how many portions I can get out of this recipe.
To start you’ll need a good drizzle of olive oil and heat the pot.
Next add your onions and chopped garlic and cook until they are soft and translucent.
Then add the minced beef and cook until the beef has browned whilst stirring most of the time.
To the pot add the canned chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, red kidney beans, white beans (optional), baked beans (optional) and diced bell peppers. Give this a good stir and make sure all the ingredients are mixed in and nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pot!
Add the fresh chillis and/or chilli powder until you reach your required heat.
Slow cook for around three hours. Then it’s ready to serve!
You can serve the chilli con carne with jacket potato and a sprinkle of cheese (which is the way Lana enjoys) or with some white fluffy rice.
Doesn’t it look yummy?! With the rest of the left over chilli, freeze up the portions to enjoy another day.
This homemade chilli is simple and easy to make and a great recipe for all the family. If you’re looking for comfort food and dinner ideas, then you should definitely give this recipe a go.
What’s your favourite comfort food? Do let us know when you’re tried this recipe.
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Quick and easy homemade chilli con carne recipe perfect to prepare ahead of time and great for the family to enjoy.
- 2 tbsps Olive oil
- 6 large Red onions
- 4/5 cloves Garlic
- 2 kilos Minced beef
- 6 tins/cans Chopped tomatoes
- 4 tbsps Tomato puree
- 3 tins/cans Red kidney beans
- 3 tins/cans White beans (Optional)
- 3 tins/cans Baked beans (Optional)
- 6 diced Mixed coloured bell peppers
- 1 level tbsp Chilli powder (I prefer Schwartz Hot)
- 3/4 red/green Chillis + seeds
Drizzle the olive oil in the pot.
Add chopped onion and garlic. Fry till soft and translucent.
Add the minced beef and cook till brown - keep stirring.
Add canned tomatoes, tomato puree, red kidney beans and white beans, baked beans (both optional). If you remove any of the beans then make the amounts up with the ones you prefer!
Add the diced mixed bell peppers.
Add diced chillis + seeds and/or chilli powder. If just using chilli powder then increase to 2 heaped spoons but remember to vary according to taste.
Slow cook for 3 hours stirring occasionally.
Serve with rice or jacket potato and a sprinkle of cheese.
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