NUMBER OF PEOPLE:4- PREPARATION:10 min-Cooking:30 min
Chili con carne is the quick and easy dish that warms us up. Its Texas flavours can be used in an infinite number of ways. There is even a vegetarian variant with chili sin (without) carne (meat). It is a very spicy dish made of beans, corn and minced meat.


500 g minced meat with 5% fat content
200 g cooked kidney beans
100 g corn
1 red pepper
1 onion
20 cl tomato coulis or 60 g tomato paste
Paprika, cumin, chilli, ground coriander
Fresh parsley
salt and pepper
olive oil

1-Rinse the red beans and corn. Set aside.

2-Peel and chop the onion. Wash, seed and slice the pepper. Wash and chop the parsley.

3-Pour a tablespoon of olive oil into a casserole dish and fry the onion and spices. Add the minced meat. Fry for 5 minutes. Mix.

4-Add the peppers and parsley. Stir.

5-Add the tomatoes (in packages or in concentrate). Mix.
6-Add the beans and corn to the mixture. Add salt and pepper and mix.

7-Simmer for 20 minutes.

8-Serve the chilli with rice or wheat cakes.

Diet Tip

This Tex-Mex dish is quite easy to make. For a vegetarian chili, remove the meat and add rice for a complete dish. Red beans (legumes) and rice (grains) will provide all the essential amino acids.

Do you want to use dried beans and not canned or jarred ones? Don’t forget to soak them the day before in three times their volume of water. Dry beans need to be soaked for 12 hours before cooking. You can then cook them in water for 30 minutes to 1 hour (they must be cooked, but still firm so that they do not dissolve when the chilli is cooked).