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Classic Chili Con Carne

  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x


With the right level of spice, one bite and you’d surely fall in love with this classic chili con carne recipe.



2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup beef stock

canned crush tomatoes (28 oz)

canned kidney beans (14.5 oz)

2 tablespoons each olive oil, ground cumin, dried oregano, smoked paprika, and tomato paste

4 cloves garlic (chopped)

1 large onion (chopped)

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more if desired)

salt and pepper to taste

fresh parsley (chopped)


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, heat olive oil, and cook onion and garlic.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until it is no longer pink.
  3. Stir in cumin, cayenne pepper, oregano, paprika, and tomato paste. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, beans, and beef stock.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the chopped parsley and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  7. Cook for about 1 1/2 hours until the chili thickens.


You can serve chili con carne topped with grated cheddar cheese.

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