A very simple and ultra-fast recipe

A dish that can be prepared in advance and is even better when reheated.
Serve it with tortilla chips and a little sour cream. It usually appeals to children and especially to hungry teenagers.

Basic ingredients ground beef, red beans and tomatoes
With cooking : in a casserole (or pot)
Preparation and cooking time from 20 to 30mn

Ingredients (for about 4 to 5 people)

  • 500gr ground beef
  • canned crushed tomatoes (same weight as the meat)
  • canned kidney beans (same drained weight as the meat)
  • 1 or 2 red onions (or yellow if you don't have red onions)
  • optional: 1 bag of Mexican spice (chili powder)
  • optional: corn (1 small box), fresh cream and grated Gruyere cheese


  • Fry the 2 peeled and sliced red onions in a little olive oil
  • Add the beef and sauté until browned
  • Add drained kidney beans, crushed tomatoes and chili powder (if you like it spicy)
  • Mix everything together, add salt and pepper and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve the chili con carne hot in bowls or soup plates
  • You can add tortilla chips, a little fresh cream and grated Gruyere cheese


You can add corn (drained and rinsed) at the time of cooking
If you don't have any Mexican spices, you can spice it up with a little Espelette pepper, sweet paprika

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