Chili con carne

This tex-mex dish is a perfect meal to feed plenty: it’s flavorful, hearty, and easy to make. I love to prepare a big pot for the whole family!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 541 / Protein 37g / Carbohydr. 49g / Fat 27g

Ingredients (2 servings)

400 gground beef
80 gtomato paste
400 gtomatoes (canned)
200 gsweet corn (pre-cooked)
500 gkidney beans (canned)
vegetable oil for frying
sour cream for serving


big saucepan, disposable gloves (optional), cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Merlot, 2006
An Argentinian Merlot with moderate tannins and acidity is a prime choice to match the spiciness of the chili.

Step 1

Chili con carne

Finely dice chili. Dice onion.

cutting board, knife, disposable gloves

1 chilies / 2 onions

Step 2

Chili con carne

Heat up some vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add ground beef and sauté for approx. 2 – 3 min. before adding chili and onions. Avoid stirring too much so that meat stays flavorful.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

400 g ground beef / vegetable oil for frying

Step 3

Chili con carne

Add tomato paste to saucepan and continue to sauté for approx. 2 – 3 min. Season with salt and pepper.

80 g tomato paste / salt / pepper

Step 4

Chili con carne

Add canned tomatoes, sweet corn, and kidney beans. Stir well to combine.

400 g tomatoes / 200 g sweet corn / 500 g kidney beans

Step 5

Chili con carne

Leave to simmer for approx. 15 – 18 min. over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally. Season to taste with sugar, salt and pepper. Enjoy with aromatic rice and serve with sour cream.

sugar / sour cream for serving