I just looove ‘chili con carne’ … I started making it, some months ago – Before that, I had never had it before! really wierd.

My boyfriend says that it just is some sort of bolognese … But it isn’t! ‘Chili con carne’ are just something special. And with a lot of the right topping, it is a really delicious dish! ♥ ♥

I have been experimenting with my ‘chili con carne’ for a while now, and I think it has become pretty perfect!
Yummy! I could eat this each and every day 😉

This is a great dish for  & winter, where you really want warmer and more satiating dishes.


Yield: 4 people


  • Olive oil
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 400 – 500 grams of ground beef
  • 1 tsp ground cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 lBay leaf
  • 1 chili (or more)
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 dl beef stock
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of butter beans
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • Salt & pepper

Serve with: basmati rice, nachos, creme fraiche, lime, avocado, cilantro & tomatoes

How to make it:

  • Finely dice garlic, red onions & chili
  • Cut the cherrytomatoes in quarters
  • Heat up oil in a pot, and add onions, chili & garlic
  • Fry until the onions are soft
  • Add beef & brown it
  • Add the spices & mix
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, beans, bay leaf & the cinnamon stick
  • Mix it well. bring ot to a boil & then turn it on low heat
  • Put a lid on the pot & let it simmer for 1 ½ hours(stir it once & a while)
  • After 1 ½ hours – season it with salt & pepper
  • Serve with delicious topping

⇒ TIP:
An ordinary supermarket chili (as i have used), do not make this dish hot – So it is very childfriendly! 🙂 if you want this dish stronger, then add a stronger chili …

– I will be trying out different chilis in my chili con carne, and when I find the perfect kombination, I will update this post 🙂

I just love my new red casserole in cast iron, that my chili con carne is served in
It is so beautiful, and I am looking forward to make much more dishes in it.

Berndes casserole from Amazon

I am a big fan of Amazon. They have so many great (and often cheap) things. I use it very often 🙂

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