Hearty Chili Con Carne

Spicy and Hearty Chili Con Carne with ground beef chuck, pinto beans, light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, cumin and crushed red peppers-the perfect meal for a cool fall night. Here is another one of my favorite fall dishes that I have been waiting weeks to make! Nothing says fall or football season like a big bowl of chili. Serve with cornbread for a perfect cold weather meal.

Hearty Chili Con Carne

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  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin, divided
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 5 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) cans light red kidney beans, drained
  • cayenne pepper to taste

  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease. Add onion, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 tablespoon of the cumin; cook and stir until onion is tender.
  2. Pour in the tomato soup, chicken broth, and crushed tomatoes. Season with chili powder, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes. Pour in the beans, and season with remaining cumin and cayenne pepper; simmer for another 30 minutes.

Source: adapted from allrecipes.com

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15 Responses to Hearty Chili Con Carne

  1. ezsrecipes says:

    Sounds like a very delicious combo – the chili and the cornbread. I’ve never thought to get cornbread when I make chili! Beautiful picture of your chili as well! 🙂

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  3. fooddreamer says:

    I do love chili, and yours looks nice and hearty!

  4. LOVE chili! In the winter there is nothing better. 🙂

  5. Amanda says:

    I found this recipe on foodgawker and made it this evening for dinner. Fabulous!!! I was really craving chili, and didn’t have time to do my usual slow cooker version. I have to say this may be my new chili recipe, very easy, and tasty. My husband is not too big on chili, so I don’t make it very often, but he loved this. He had 3 bowls and informed me I could make it any time I wanted.

    • Christina says:

      Amanda-I am sooo happy that you and your husband enjoyed the chili! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂 I have been making this chili for over four years now and it is our absolute favorite. It is so quick, easy, and really tasty.

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  7. Juliana says:

    just made this chili! this is an amazing recipe, definitely a keeper ! thanks for sharing!

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