Easy Chilli Con Carne

This easy chili con carne recipe is a huge hit for dinner, it is super simple, and you can have a hearty dish ready in no time.

Chili Con Carne

Chilli con carne is a classic dish that is a favorite of many households, and it is cheap and straightforward to whip up.

This recipe goes very well as a topping for nachos, potato mash, and rice or even just by itself. Be sure to check out our cooking tips below for more great tips on how to make this dish.

It is a great dish when you need to feed lots of people and is incredibly affordable.  Most the ingredients you need you can find for a pretty good price at your local supermarket.

If you’re more of a visual person, then you can check out my video that goes into how to make Chilli Con Carne in no time. If you enjoy it be sure to subscribe and let us know at the bottom of this page.

Easy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Prep time
5 Minutes
Cook time
20 Minutes
Total time
25 Minutes


  • 500g (17.5 oz) ground beef
  • 400g (14 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 400g (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the ground beef, cumin, Chilli flakes and cook until the ground beef is browned.
  3. Add tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, oregano and kidney beans.
  4. Simmer for 10-20 minutes stirring occasionally.
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • If you love your chili con carne hot, then feel free to add more to the pot. I find two teaspoons will get your mouth breathing fire!
  • This goes absolutely great with easy guacamole! Check out my awesome, easy recipe to make your very own to go with this great beef dish.
  • If you’re finding the dish is a bit too bitter, then you can try adding about 1 Tbsp. of sugar. This adjustment helps cut out the bitterness of the tomatoes making it a much more enjoyable meal.
  • You can have some cooked rice, pasta, mashed potatoes and other great additions to this dish. It just depends on your preference. I prefer just mash!
  • This easy chili con carne recipe keeps well in the fridge so you can cook up a large batch and enjoy it the next day. If also freezes done pretty well so if you want to stock up for those lazy nights, then this is a great recipe for doing exactly that.
  • Tortilla chips go amazing with this recipe! Check out my recipe if you want to make some of these to enjoy this recipe.

Nutritional Information

This beef chili is super easy, but for anyone who wants to know more about this dish then you can find the nutritional information right below.

This information is just an estimate but should be good enough if you’re on the fence of whether this dish is ok for you.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 330g (11.64 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 655 Calories from Fat 183.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.4g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 293mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 71.1g 24%
Dietary Fiber 19.1g 76%
Sugars 8.2g
Protein 48.8g 98%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

I have listed just a few other meals you can have this delicious chilli with above. There really are countless possibilities! Some of the most popular combinations are dishes such as chili cheese fries, chili hot dog and so much more.

If you have any variations, feedback or anything else on this quick and easy chilli con carne, then be sure to drop us a comment below.

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