Recipe idea : Chili con carne/ Chili sin carne

Hello my dear fans,

Do you already know what prepare for lunch/dinner?

You think pasta with some tomato sauce is getting boring and you don’t have so much fresh food on stock?

Why don’t you just try one of my favourite meals: Chili con Carne! Most of the ingredients needed have a long shelf life and you don’t have to buy fresh things.

Chilli con Carne sounds spicy, but don’t worry; you can use just a little or no chilli at all, so that it is not too hot.


For 4 portions you need:

  • 1 onion, large
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 1 red chilli (small)
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 500 g minced beef (organic)
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 250 ml beef stock (instant)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tin of corn (285 g drained weight)
  • 1 tin of kidney beans (250 g drained weight)

Let’s start! You should ask your parents for some help, so nothing could go wrong.

Here are my instructions for you:

  1. Peel and finely chop the onion into small dices. But be careful and don’t cry. 🙂 Now take the garlic, peel it and press it through a garlic press (if you don’t have one, you can chop it into very small pieces).
    Halve the red chilli, remove the stalks and seeds and chop finely. Alternatively you can also use chilli powder.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan and fry the onion until softened brown.
  3. Add the mince, chilli and garlic and continue frying until the meat is “crumbly” and brown. Therefore you have to break down chunks of the meat with a spoon or a spatula. – Oh yeah we can officially mash around in the food. 🙂


Mhhhmmmm…. that smells so delicious! I am sure all my friends will be attracted and want to eat with me.


  1. As soon as the meat is fried properly, you have to add the tomato puree and keep frying. Then add the tomatoes and the beef stock.
  2. Keep on stirring so that nothing can burn. Add the ground cumin, salt and pepper and simmer it gently for about 20 minutes. Don’t forget to stir regularly.
  3. Drain and rinse the kidney beans as well as the corn into a sieve. Last but not least you can stir them into the chilli pot and bring altogether to boil for another 5 minutes.

​You are vegetarian or you just want to eat less meat? No problem!
For the Chili sin Carne you can simply replace the minced meat and the beef stock by 500 g brown lentils and 200 ml vegetable stock.

By the way, some fresh bread is the perfect side dish for this meal.

But now iI am really hungry and I am going to enjoy my yummy Chilli con Carne.

Have fun with the preparation and enjoy your meal.

Your Mummelmouse