Nicole's Chilli Con Carne.

    2 hours 15 minutes

    A simple, effective and ever so yummy chilli that will feed the whole family. I cook this frequently for friends and family and it always goes down a treat =) This recipe is made to a medium heat to suit most pallets.

    Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
    5 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 500g Lean mince
    • 4 Garlic cloves
    • 2 Medium onions
    • 2 Celery sticks
    • 2 Peppers (Capsicums) red and green
    • 2tsp Cumin powder
    • 2tsp Hot chilli powder
    • 1tsp Paprika
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 800g Tinned chopped tomatoes
    • 1 Tin of kidney beans
    • 2 Beef stock cubes
    • 1 glug Balsamic vinegar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

    1. Peel and finely chop all vegetables
    2. Heat some oil in a large pan, add vegetables and cook on a medium heat for 3-4 mins.
    3. Add salt, pepper, spices, tomatoes and kidney beans. Stir and cook for 3 mins.
    4. Break up mince and add to pan (no need to brown first)fill 3/4 of kidney bean can with water and add. Add balsamic vinegar and crumble in two stock cubes - stir well. Leave to simmer for 2 hours stirring every 20-30 mins.
    5. Serve on a bed of rice, with tortilla chips, or even a jacket potato. ENJOY!


    The exact recipe can be used in the slow cooker on low for 8hrs.


    For those who don't like a lot of spice, half the quantity of the spices. I personally tend to double it but i understand that's not to everyone's taste =)

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    Fantastic basic recipe that is easily tweeked. It was delicious!!  -  04 Apr 2016