With the weather getting colder there is nothing I love more than cosy comforting foods. Chilli con carne is definitely high up there as cosy comforting foods go. With a few extra toppings you can dress this up too, making it a treat with grated cheese on top. I also have some ideas for items to serve with your chilli further below. Let’s see how to make this easy chilli con carne.
This chilli serves six, and it can be kept in the fridge or frozen for a quick, easy and warming meal.
You can mix up some of the vegetables in this recipe to use up whatever you have in the kitchen.
chilli con carne ingredients
To make your chilli you will need:
- 750g of minced beef
- 765g of tomato puree
- 2 tins of kidney beans
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- 285g chopped tinned tomatoes
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1 tablespoon of chilli, seeded and diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 6 – 8 fresh basil leaves
- Toppings of your choice – here we have spring onions, cheddar cheese, nachos (or try these sweet potato nachos) and sour cream
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how to make this chilli
Prepare your vegetables by chopping.
In a large pot, fry the mince, onion, garlic, salt, chili powder, salt, and cumin together until browned.
Add corn, red onion, tomatoes, tomato puree, red kidney beans, chilli, and chopped basil leaves.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring frequently.
Serve. Seen here with chopped green onion, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, nacho chips, and additional diced jalapeno.
What to serve with chilli
Chilli con carne is such a versatile dish that you can serve it will all sorts of sides. Some of my favourites include:
- Nachos and sour cream
- Crusty bread
- Jacket potato
- Vegetable crumble