Hearty Chili Con Carne

Spicy and Hearty Chili Con Carne with ground beef chuck, pinto beans, light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, cumin and crushed red peppers-the perfect meal for a cool fall night. Here is another one of my favorite fall dishes that I have been waiting weeks to make! Nothing says fall or football season like a big bowl of chili. Serve with cornbread for a perfect cold weather meal.

Hearty Chili Con Carne

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  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin, divided
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) cans light red kidney beans, drained
  • cayenne pepper to taste

  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease. Add onion, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 tablespoon of the cumin; cook and stir until onion is tender.
  2. Pour in the tomato soup, chicken broth, and crushed tomatoes. Season with chili powder, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes. Pour in the beans, and season with remaining cumin and cayenne pepper; simmer for another 30 minutes.

Source: adapted from allrecipes.com

17 Responses to “Hearty Chili Con Carne”

  1. #
    ezsrecipes — September 29, 2010 @ 11:10 am

    Sounds like a very delicious combo – the chili and the cornbread. I’ve never thought to get cornbread when I make chili! Beautiful picture of your chili as well! :)

    • Christina replied: — September 30th, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

      Oh yes! You have to try the corn bread with the chili…it is the best combination! :)

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    fooddreamer — September 30, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    I do love chili, and yours looks nice and hearty!

    • Christina replied: — September 30th, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

      Thank you! It is one of my favorite fall dishes to make! :)

  4. #
    The Cilantropist — September 30, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    LOVE chili! In the winter there is nothing better. :)

    • Christina replied: — September 30th, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

      I totally agree! I LOVE chili! :)

  5. #
    Amanda — October 1, 2010 @ 3:11 am

    I found this recipe on foodgawker and made it this evening for dinner. Fabulous!!! I was really craving chili, and didn’t have time to do my usual slow cooker version. I have to say this may be my new chili recipe, very easy, and tasty. My husband is not too big on chili, so I don’t make it very often, but he loved this. He had 3 bowls and informed me I could make it any time I wanted.

    • Christina replied: — October 1st, 2010 @ 7:03 am

      Amanda-I am sooo happy that you and your husband enjoyed the chili! Thanks for letting me know! :) I have been making this chili for over four years now and it is our absolute favorite. It is so quick, easy, and really tasty.

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    Juliana — November 9, 2010 @ 10:24 am

    just made this chili! this is an amazing recipe, definitely a keeper ! thanks for sharing!

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  12. #
    Paige Flamm — April 9, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    This is our family’s go to chili recipe! We’ve made it at least 8 times since we’ve been married in a year and a half and we love it! (We’re having it for dinner tonight too.) I usually make it in the crock pot, and my husband loves corn in his chili, but other than those two alterations we keep it the same every time! Thanks so much for providing us with one of our staple family recipes!


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