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Ultimate Chilli Con Carne

Steve Messig

For Dinner ( Beef, Easy, Chilli )


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10 minutes to prepare and 60 minutes to cook

Serves 6


I combined several Chilli recipes that I found on the web to create my ultimate Chilli Con Carne :)

My parents grow their own chilli, so I sometimes get to use those, which make it super spicy, just the way I like it!


2 Medium Onions
2 Cloves Garlic
2 Sticks Celery
2 Red Peppers
1 Red Hot Chilli
1 Heaped Teaspoon Chilli Powder
1 Heaped Teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 Heaped Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 400g Tin Chickpeas
1 400g Tin Red Kidney Beans
5 Chopped Tomatoes
500 g Good quality minced beef
1 small bunch Coriander, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
400 g Basmati Rice
1 Avocado
1 tup Sour Cream


1. Finely chop the onions, garlic, carrots, celery, red pepper and chilli. I chuck them into my food processor, so this bit is done in only a minute or so :)
2. Throw them all into a big pot on medium heat with some olive oil. Sautee them for a few minutes.
3. Add the chilli powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until the veges are soft, usually about 7 minutes. Whilst watching over this, I usually dice the tomatoes in the food processor and mince the beef in my meat mincer.
4. Drain the chick peas and kidney beans and add them, as well as the tomatoes and minced beef.
5. Add about a cup of water, the coriander and the balsamic vinegar.
6. Bring to the boil and then let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Don't forget to stir it every now and then.
7. Whilst it's boiling, put about 2 cups of rice in the rice cooker, with 2 cups of water. That should be done around the same time as the chilli. Also, peel the avocado and mash it up with a fork in a bowl. Well, that's my idea of guacamole anyway.
8. I serve the chilli on top of the rice in a bowl, with a nice big spoon of guacamole and sour cream on top


This is a huge amount of food... I usually eat it for dinner one night, have left overs the second night, and then freeze the rest. It's really easy to take it out of the freezer, warm it up on the stove, cook some rice and you've got yourself another awesome chilli meal.


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  • avatar

    Sure thing bernie :)

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    Thanks for the advice on photos..

  • avatar

    Yum! This looks really good. Thankyou for the recipe. I love the chickpea idea as well as the kidney beans :)