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Chili Con Carne

Published Wednesday, 30 July, 2014 by Aisling Bury

Quick and tasty everyday dish



  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 green pepper, roughly chopped
  • 400g minced beef (i usually use lean)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp chill powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika (or regular)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • serve with rice, plain yoghurt and avocado*
  • *optional


1. Chop the onion and heat the oil in a large pan.

2. Cook the onions until soft and then add the garlic and beef to the pan.

3. Once the meat is brown on all sides, add the spices and stir well.

4. Add tomatoes and peppers. Stir. Salt and pepper to taste.

5. Cover and leave to simmer for approx. 15 mins.

6. Add the kidney beans, bring to the boil and allow the beans to heat through. This should only take a couple of minutes.

7. Serve!

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