• Cocina Mexicana

Chilli Con Carne

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Total time: 30 minutes

Spice level: Mild

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 large onion

  • 1 red capsicum

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1 packet Cocina Mexicana Chilli Con Carne spice mix

  • 500g lean minced beef

  • 400g can chopped tomatoes

  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)

  • 2 tbsp tomato purée

  • 410g can red kidney beans

  • plain boiled long grain rice, to serve

  • soured cream, to serve


  1. Dice onion, capsicum and garlic and fry in oil

  2. Add the meat to the pan, keep stirring for five minutes, until all the mince browned

  3. Add Mexicana Cocina Chilli Con Carne Spice mix into the pan with the mince mixture, along with canned tomatoes, tomato puree and sugar

  4. Simmer it gently. Bring the whole thing to the boil, give it a good stir and put a lid on the pan

  5. Turn down the heat until it is gently bubbling and leave it for 20 minutes.

  6. Drain and rinse a 410g can of red kidney beans and stir them into the chilli pot

  7. Bring to the boil again, and gently bubble without the lid for another 10 minutes, adding a little more water if it looks too dry

  8. Now replace the lid, turn off the heat and leave your chilli to stand for 10 minutes before serving

  9. Serve with soured cream and plain boiled long grain rice.

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