Hot Chilli Con Carne

    2 hours

    This a particularly spicy chilli, so you might want to adjust the quantity of chilli powder to your own taste. Eat with lettuce and tortillas.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g lean beef mince
    • 1 cup diced onion
    • 1/2 red capsicum, diced
    • 3 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 (410g) tin peeled and diced tomatoes
    • 1 (420g) tin kidney beans, drained
    • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
    • 1 cup salsa
    • 1/4 cup taco sauce

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour35min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. In a large saucepan or stockpot, cook mince, onion and capsicum until beef is browned. Drain off excess fat.
    2. Stir in the chilli powder, garlic, bay leaf, diced tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa and taco sauce. Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans just before serving and heat through.

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    Awesome chili recipe - DH would eat this every night! I make it in the slow cooker & it works just fine (I cook & drain the beef first, but that's it). I've made this many times for groups, and it always disappears. It's a great all-around not-too-spicy but not-too-bland chili. If you want more heat, add some cayenne pepper or some diced pickled jalapenos. Or just use hot salsa and hot taco sauce. I've done several substitutions with this recipe and it's turned out well as well. I've subbed several different kinds of beans, I've subbed a can of green chiles for the red pepper, and I've subbed tomato sauce for the spaghetti sauce. All have turned out great.  -  03 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    For years my mother has made the same old chili. After I made this chili for her, she wanted the recipe and says she'll never go back to her old recipe! Spicy and easy to make!!  -  17 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Once again I entered this recipe in my companies Chili cook off and took 1st place for the 3rd year in a row. I am always asked for the recipe.  -  13 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)