Chilli Con Carne

by Sofia   -   in Cooking


When we were in London my friend had made fantastic chilli con carne for dinner on our first night. And as it is our eldest favourite food at school I figured I should try it at home. And now in just two weeks we have made it twice and it was a huge hit. Plus it´s very easy to make. The only thing it needs is some time in the stove top or oven to simmer in to perfection. And it´s worth while making a big batch as you can then heat it the next day and it´s even better.

Chili Con Carne

600g ground beef

1 onion peeled & diced

3 gloves of garlic crushed

1 tube of tomato purée

1 can/ box of crushed tomatoes

1 can/ box of kidney beans

spices ( chili/ cayenne pepper, spice cumin, salt, pepper, paprika etc. I used a ready made spice mix and then added some more.)

a dash of maple syrup

red chilli sliced thin


creme fraiche

1. Sautee the onion and beef in a dutch oven ( pata in Finnish). Add the garlic & the rest of the ingredients and a little water. The tinned tomatoes are sometimes a bit bitter so I added a dash of maple syrup to sweeten them and you can also add a few cubes of butter to cut the bitterness.

2. Let simmer on the stove top or put in the oven at a fairly low temperature ( maybe 150-180°c). You already cooked the meat through but it gets better and tastier when simmering for a longer time. Add more water if needed.

The recipe is not very precise. You can add and subtract per your taste. I´m just painting a general line here.






I serve it with rice and some fresh red chilli, cilantro & creme fraiche on the side. It goes well with kids as we can add the heat ourselves and they can have a milder version. For a chilli sin carne double the amount of beans ( you can try different varieties) and add some corn, diced carrots etc.

Have a fabulous start for the week!


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7 comments on “ Chilli Con Carne „
Jatta, on October 10, 2017


Sofia, on October 18, 2017

Jatta <3 <3 <3!

Mia, on October 12, 2017

Tama taytyykin laittaa kokeiluun heti viikonloppuna!Joskus muistan chili con carnea tehneeni.

Sofia, on October 18, 2017

Mia on kyllä hyvä ja helppo!

Maija78, on October 14, 2017

Kiitos reseptistä, tämä hautuu meillä juuri padassa!

Sofia, on October 18, 2017

Maija78, toivottavasti maistui!

Tea, on October 25, 2017

Kiitos tästä! Oli todella maistuva resepti ja koko perhe tykkäsi 🙂

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