Wholesome Recipe: Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Chili con carne or chili con carne (1 liter), which means “chili with meat”, is a spicy stew that contains chili peppers, meat (usually beef) and often tomatoes and beans.

Other spices can include garlic, onion, and cumin. Geographic and personal tastes include different types of meat and ingredients.

Recipes provoke controversy among aficionados, some of whom insist that the word “chili” only applies to the basic dish without beans and tomatoes. This dish is a staple food for many students around the world. It's healthy and very easy to prepare and cook.

We have an alternate version with turkey, for those of you who prefer lean meat – it's delicious too.

Chili Con Carne Ingredients:

  • 240 g lean ground beef
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 pack of chilli spice mix, look for a low sugar one
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a beef broth pot
  • 240 g kidney beans
  • Boiling water


  1. Fry the onion in a small 1 calorie spray, then add the ground beef.
  2. After cooking, add your seasoning mixture and stir to cook a little before adding the can of tomatoes.
  3. Rinse the kidney beans under cold water and add to the chilli. Melt the stock cube and about half a liter of boiling water and add to the chili. Simmer over low heat for ten to fifteen minutes and reduce slightly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with a serving of brown rice or salad. Add some chopped red chili if you like it really hot.

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