Chili con Carne

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
2 hours

Total Time:
2 hours, 15 minutes


Chili Con Carne

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Get ready to savor the rich and robust flavors of this Chili Con Carne recipe, a comforting classic that will warm your soul on a chilly day.

Start by heating 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Brown the beef and simmer it until it’s fully cooked. Once done, drain any excess fat and set the beef aside.

In the same pot, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Toss in the finely chopped onion, red pepper and jalapeños and sauté the veggies for about 5 minutes. Sauteing these aromatics will release deeper flavors for this dish.

Next, stir in the minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Continue to sauté for another 5 minutes, letting the spices infuse the tender beef with their flavors.

Add the diced tomatoes, drained beans, beef broth and tomato paste to the pot. Stir well to combine all the ingredients, creating a flavorful and delicious base for the chili.

Next, bring the chili to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for 1 hour and 50 minutes or until the chili reaches your desired thickness. Make sure to occasionally stir the chili to ensure the flavors of the chili don't stick to the pot.

Now stir in fresh chopped cilantro to add a burst of freshness to the chili. Serve your Chili Con Carne with lime wedges on the side. The citrusy zing of the lime complements the hearty flavors of the chili. You can enjoy this chili with oyster crackers, noodles or by itself.

Chili Con Carne is perfect for gatherings or a cozy night in, as it is a true crowd-pleaser.




  1. In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until cooked through. Drain fat and reserve.
  2. Add remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil to pot. Add onion, red pepper, jalapenos; sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt. Sauté for another 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, broth and tomato paste. Bring chili to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour and 50 minutes, or until chili thickness is reached.
  3. Stir in cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Tip: If chili becomes too thick, add more broth to reach desired consistency.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Audrey, ALDI Test Kitchen