Mild Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Last updated on February 11th, 2024 at 08:49 am

Last night, I was in the mood for some good ole wholesome chilli but I hate canned chilli anymore. I didn’t have time to do my usual recipe in the crock pot (slow cooker) so this time I attempted it on the stove in half the time. It’s simple, cheap, and the whole family loves it, which goes along with all my family recipes “In Momma’s Kitchen”. 

Mild Chilli Con Carne

mild, filling and scrumptious
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 2 minutes
Servings 6
Author Let’s Talk Mommy


  • 500 g mince beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic gloves diced
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 can tomato puree
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes in tomato sauce
  • 1 can black eyed beans in water
  • 2 cans taco mixed beans in spicy sauce
  • 1 can mixed bean salad in water
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups of hot water


  1. In frying pan, brown beef, onions, red peppers and garlic, together
  2. In large pot or slow cooker, combine all spices, taco mixed beans, chopped tomatoes, puree and the sauces that they are in
  3. Drain water out of black eyed beans, and mixed bean salad
  4. Add drained beans to pot or slow cooker with rest of the ingredients
  5. Add cooked beef mix in
  6. In separate bowl, dissolve beef stock cubes in hot water
  7. Stir into the pot or slow cooker.
  8. *Cook on the stove for 2 hours, bring to a boil then simmer, be sure to stir OFTEN
  9. *Cooking in slow cooker, cook for 4 hours on high

Recipe Notes

Slow cooker is a much easier way to cook this and you only have to stir occasionally. I didn’t have 4 hours to wait so I cooked it on the stove but had to watch it and stir often. Up to you!

Chilli Con Carne

Mild Chilli Con Carne Recipe

 If you can open a few cans of beans and brown some beef then you can whip this together like anyone. It’s the perfect meal to throw together in a crock pot (slow cooker) and have ready for when you get in from work or have a few friends over for a hearty dinner party. I serve mine with my lovely cornbread (recipe to follow next week). It is sure to be a hit with everyone. 

Mild Chilli Con Carne Recipe

For my kids I throw it over rice or baked potato depending on what they want. Buba can’t have the cornbread due to allergies so I serve his with a side of sweetcorn. Why not try mixing in your sweet corn in the chilli if your child prefers. I do this for Missy Moo. 

Mild Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Chilli Con Carne is one of my favorite dishes especially when it’s paired with my equally as favorite cornbread. I like to crumble my cornbread on top and eat them together. Don’t have cornbread to go with it, try topping it with grated cheddar cheese or sour cream. I also like mine with crackers crumbed on top. There are so many different ways to eat this scrumptious chilli.

What is your favorite way to eat chilli?

22 thoughts on “Mild Chilli Con Carne Recipe”

  1. Chilli is one of my favourites too and this looks amazing! We like ours with nachos, jacket potatoes and of course rice. Looks like I’ll be having this for dinner now, lol! It’s making me hungry #TastyTuesdays xx

  2. Chilli is a family favourite, we love it with tortillas or crunchy tacos, sometimes baked potatoes and yes definitely rice.

    I love adding fresh coriander and squeeze of lime to the mix, and lots of hot sauce (for the grown-ups at least). Have you tried adding a couple of squares of dark chocolate to your chilli? Adds a layer of gorgeousness! x

    • Wow that really does sound like a layer of gorgeousness. Thank you for the tips!!! Oh yes lots of hot sauce here too after I dish up the kids. lol

  3. I really need to get out that slow cooker. Great idea as it allows you to get on with something else and I am betting this would be a good one to batch cook and freeze some for later. Beautiful photos. #TastyTuesdays.

    • Oh yes definitely. I make a huge batch and freeze a ton of it in individual portions so Mr P can have it when I am not in for dinner or for lunch if he is sick of sandwiches. lol

    • Hahah No Emma I make it homemade. I will have the recipe on my blog next tuesday! I will tag you when it’s ready, it’s super easy. I am obsessed with it.

  4. I love chilli con carne! Love that youprepared this so that children can eat it!

    I usually add my chilli everywhere really =P I love spicy food. Thats why I usually have a separate dish from my son. I always add chilli in mine =)


    • Ya I was the same love hot spicy things I slowly started giving it to both of mine little by little and they both love the spice too. obviously I don’t go crazy with theirs and just add extra to mine afterwards. My poor hubby’s belly never is happy but we all love it. lol

    • Ya with the kids I try not to burn their bellys too much but always add lots of extra spices in my own. I love spicy food too!!! 🙂 My double decker spicy tacos are coming soon!!! 🙂


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