Full of flavour, chilli con carne is a very versatile Mexican meat and red bean dish. Serve it on rice, have it in a wrap with rice and salad, or spoon it onto corn chips to make a nachos – these are just a few ways to enjoy the spicy mince. Plus, you can make it as mild or as hot as you like, to satisfy all family members.
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Easy chilli con carneCourse: All Recipes, Dinners, Light Meals, Lunch Box, Sandwiches, rolls etcDifficulty: Easy
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Full of flavour, chilli con carne is a very versatile Mexican meat and red bean dish. Serve it on rice, have it in a wrap with rice and salad, or spoon it onto corn chips to make a nachos – these are just a few ways to enjoy the spicy mince.
1 tbs vegetable oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
600g lean beef mince
400g bottle passata
400g can Italian diced tomatoes
1 tbs ground cumin
1-2 tsp ground chillies
1 tbs sugar
400g can red kidney beans, drained
125g can corn kernels, drained (optional)
Steamed rice, to serve
Sour cream, to serve
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until softened. Add the garlic and mince. Cook, stirring, for 1-2 mins or until mince is lightly browned.
- Add the passata and tomatoes to the pan. Stir to combine. Stir in the cumin, chilli (to taste) and sugar. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 mins.
- Add the beans and corn, if using. Cover and cook for 5 mins. Serve chilli con carne over rice, topped with sour cream.
Tips and notes
- Like it extra hot? Add 1 fresh long red chilli, chopped, in step 2.
- Leftovers? Place the chilli con carne and rice in a wrap for a lunchtime burrito.
- Use the chilli con carne mixture for a nachos. Spoon hot mixture over a bed of corn chips on a plate and top with grated cheddar. Place in the microwave and cook on High for 1-2 mins or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and guacamole, to serve.