Easy chilli con carne recipe

27 December 2017 by
First published: 6 January 2018

Easy chilli con carne recipe

There’s nothing like a warm, hearty chilli on a cold winter’s night. Try this easy chilli con carne recipe from Waitrose for a simple take on the Mexican classic dish.

Total time: Ready in 50 minutes

Ingredients (Serves 6)

1 tbsp olive oil

400g pack Cooks’ Ingredients Soffritto Mix

2 cloves garlic, chopped

400g extra lean Aberdeen Angus beef mince

2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano

1 tsp hot chilli powder

3 tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

2 tbsp essential Waitrose Tomato Purée

500g tub Cooks’ Ingredients Beef Stock

2 x 400g cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

Small baked potatoes and crisp green salad, to serve


Heat the oil in a large non-stick sauté pan. Add the Soffritto mix and garlic and cook over a low heat for 3 –4 minutes until softened but not browned. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan and turn up the heat. Add the mince and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3–4 minutes until lightly browned.

Add the oregano, chilli powder, Worcestershire sauce and tomato purée. Stir well then add the stock. Bring to the boil, half cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half.

Add the beans to the pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes then serve with baked potatoes and a fresh green salad.

For more…

Try this slow-cooked beef with gnocchi or meat-free quick chilli con carne for more wholesome winter dishes.

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