Classic Chili con Carne Recipe: A Traditional and Delicious Dish

Learn how to make a classic chili con carne recipe that is packed with flavor and perfect for a comforting meal. This traditional recipe is easy to follow and sure to please.


Chili con carne is a classic dish that is a staple in many households. It is a hearty and comforting meal that is perfect for cold winter evenings. This recipe is for a traditional chili con carne that is packed with flavor and easy to follow.


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 2 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions for topping


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30 minutes.


  1. After 30 minutes of simmering, the chili should be thickened and the flavors should be well blended.
  2. Taste the chili and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  3. Let the chili simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes to let the flavors meld together.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Serve the chili con carne hot, topped with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions.
  2. Serve over rice or with a side of crusty bread.
  3. This chili can also be served as a topping for hot dogs or as a filling for burritos.


Chili con carne is a classic and comforting dish that is perfect for a cold winter evening. This recipe is a traditional and delicious version that is easy to follow. Feel free to experiment with different toppings and variations to make it your own. Serve it with rice or a side of crusty bread for a satisfying meal.


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