A very simple and ultra-fast recipe

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

Basic Ingredients : ground beef, kidney beans and tomatoes
With cooking : in a casserole (or pan)
Preparation and cooking time from 20 to 30mn

Ingredients (for about 4 to 5 people)

  • 500gr ground beef
  • canned crushed tomatoes (same weight as meat)
  • canned kidney beans (same drained weight as 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 kernels (1 small box), fresh cream and grated gruyère cheese


  • Fry the 2 peeled and sliced red onions in a little olive oil.
  • Add the beef and sauté until coloured.
  • Add the drained kidney beans, crushed tomatoes and chili powder (if you like 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 garnish it with tortilla chips, a little crème fraîche and grated gruyère cheese.


You can add corn kernels (drained and rinsed) when cooking.
If you don't have any Mexican spices, you can spice it up with a little Espelette pepper, sweet paprika, etc.

Practical information

Write A Comment