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Quick and Easy Homemade Chilli Con Carne Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins

Quick and easy homemade chilli con carne recipe perfect to prepare ahead of time and great for the family to enjoy.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Author: Ian
  • 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
  1. Drizzle the olive oil in the pot.

  2. Add chopped onion and garlic.  Fry till soft and translucent.

  3. Add the minced beef and cook till brown - keep stirring.

  4. 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!

  5. Add the diced mixed bell peppers.

  6. 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.

  7. Slow cook for 3 hours stirring occasionally.

  8. Serve with rice or jacket potato and a sprinkle of cheese.