Chili Con Carne

Warm up on a weeknight or entertain friends on a for a relaxed lunch with this this quick version of Chili Con Carne. This tasty dish can be served with our favourite rice or as a filler for tacos and burritos.



  • 750g premium beef mince
  • 125g bacon
  • 2 medium brown onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 x 400g can red kidney beans
  • 1 long red chilli
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 medium red capsicums, chopped
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes


  1. Heat oil, bacon, garlic and onion in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook, stirring, until onion is clear and then add mince and cook for a further 15 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add capsicums and chilli. Cook for about five minutes or until soft. Add spices and cook, stirring, for a further one minute.
  4. Add tomatoes and one cup of water and bring to the boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until sauce has reduced slightly.
  6. Add beans and increase heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes or until beans are heated through and sauce has thickened.
  7. Serve with rice, grated cheese and sour cream.
  8. This is also delicious as a filler in tacos or burritos.