Easy Chili Con Carne #SundaySupper

Easy Chili con Carne

This week’s Sunday Supper event is a Chili Cook-off!  So all the bloggers taking part to this event will post chili recipes!  Not only… being a “real cook-off” we also have public voting for the best chili recipe!  The lucky winner will receive a Food and Wine Conference ticket PLUS a gift card.  The voting will be done on the Sunday Supper Movement website and hosted by Heather, SSM Online Community Magazine Editor-in-Chief.  How fun is that??
I was so happy when I found out about the theme as I LOVE Chili!  You see, in Italy it is considered “ethnic/Mexican” food, and it is very uncommon.  I ate it for the first time in Paris in a Tex-Mex restaurant in my teen age years and I fell in love with the flavours.  A couple of years later I found a recipe in an old magazine and twisted it to my liking… and that’s the recipe I will share with you today.  Before we move on to the recipe though, I should clarify that “my Chili” includes beans.  In fact, I did not know this, but some people believe that “real chili” should be made with only beef and chili, and that too, with stew-like pieces of beef.  Nowadays there are so many variations of chili that sound awesome, but as I still don’t have any on my blog, I decided to stick with my old trustworthy recipe.  This dish is very easy and also relatively quick to make, especially if you use canned beans.  I hadn’t made it in such a long time that I had almost forgotten how much I liked it!  It is such a hearty and comforting dish!  I love to eat it with avocado, tomato, coriander leaves and a dollop of sour cream to cut through the spices!  YUM!
A huge thank you to Heather of GirliChef for being a wonderful host for this week’s event!

Easy Chili con Carne

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Easy Chili Con Carne #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 500 gms – 1.1 lbs. beef, ground
  • 400 gms – 14 oz. red kidney beans, canned and rinsed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1.5 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400 gms – 14 oz. diced tomatoes, canned
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Coriander
To Garnish
  • Tomato, chopped
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Coriander leaves
  1. Sauté the chopped onion and garlic with the olive oil over medium heat in a large heavy-based pot. Cook until softened.
  2. Add the ground beef and brown the meat breaking all the lumps.
  3. Add the paprika, cumin powder, coriander powder, oregano and stir.
  4. Add the tomato purée, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, a few coriander leaves and 500 ml – 2 cups of water. Stir until combined.
  5. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve topped with chopped avocado, tomato, sour cream and extra coriander leaves.

Easy Chili con Carne

Easy Chili con Carne

And check out what my fellow bloggers made!

Will YOU be a part of the #SundaySupper Chili Cook-Off judges panel this week? Voting is live at the Sunday Supper Movement Online Community Magazine starting now and concluding (fittingly) on February 27 – National Chili Day! Browse the submissions and cast your vote by clicking HERE!

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  1. says

    I’m one that likes beans in chili. Only time I have chili without beans is when I use it as a hot dog topping. It is interesting to see who is on which side of the beans in chili debate.

  2. says

    I love that you tried chili for the first time in Paris in a Tex-Mex restaurant of all places!!! and yes, TEXAS chili believes that it’s only beef and chili seasoning, no beans. I love that a lot of different cities and states do it differently.

  3. Mojca says

    I always make this kind of chili. It is my son’s favorite dish. I just add one or two peppers, diced, and some thyme. With fresh bread from bakery.

  4. says

    Same thing in Germany ~ Chili is Ethnic Mexican food and I think the first time eating Chili for me was in the United States. It is so easy delicious and always a hit in my family :)

    Your version sounds fantastic and the pictures are just mouthwatering.

  5. says

    A lot of times I find it really difficult to find the ingredients I need to make ethnic foods here in Morocco, but what I love about chili is that no matter where I am in the world the ingredients exist. Gorgeous food and great recipe!

  6. says

    When I first moved to the UK I thought it was funny that everyone thought chili was Mexican food. We now joke that the only reason it is packaged as Mexican food in the UK is because they were convinced no one would try it if they said it was American. 😉

  7. Bhupinder says

    I add fresh ginger to onion and garlic and whole dried red peppers, to have a snack put cooked white rice in a carry on container top it with chili and finely chopped onions with some youghurt and have this while on the beachfront,,,, heavenly


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