1. Beef cube:
You can sub the water with 2 cups beef broth and skip the bouillon cube but will need to ensure you cook for long enough to reduce down.
2. Spiciness - Chili is supposed to be hot! Use 1 tsp cayenne pepper
for a warm hum, 1.5 tsp for a nice tingle, or 2 tsp for medium spiciness. Best way is to start with less then add more at the end.
3. SLOW COOKER:
This is spectacular made in the slow cooker. Just follow the steps in the recipe up to Step 4 using only 1/4 cup of water
then tip everything into the slow cooker. Cook it for 6 hours on low in the slow cooker. Even 8 hours will be fine.
- even better the next day and freezes fabulously.
5. Serving suggestions:
The two most common ways to serve as a meal are:
i) Ladle into bowls and serve with Toppings of choice, corn chips or tortillas for dunking (or try this Easy Soft Flatbread
ii) Over rice with Toppings
Other ways (see in post for more details): Chili Dogs (makes around 20, highly recommend slow cook to break down the beef into fine pieces), Chili Fries, Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Sloppy Joes, Tamale Pie (use this recipe
which I have since found out is an actual recipe called Tamale Pie, not just something I made up!), tossed through pasta, pasta bake, with corn bread (make muffin size
or one big one
Sour cream and grated cheese (both mandatory in my world), coriander/cilantro leaves, sliced green onions, diced red onion, Pico de Gallo
, Diced avocado, sliced jalapeño or other chillies.
per serving assuming 5 servings. Chilli Con Carne only, no rice or toppings.
Chilli Con Carne
Amount Per Serving (280 g)
Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.1g
Saturated Fat 2.9g
Total Carbohydrates 30.5g
Dietary Fiber 7.3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Originally published June 2016. Recipe improved slightly in August 2018 with more sauce, and slightly better seasonings. Photos and post updated, recipe video added and of course a new Life of Dozer! ↓↓↓