Chilli con carne



Free from:

gluten, dairy/lactose, nuts, sulphites, mustard, sesame, fish, seafood, lupin, soya, egg


celery, meat


substitute the beef mince for a vegetarian option (e.g Quorn mince which contains gluten and egg) and the stock cube can be omitted or a vegetable one used

Preparation time:

20 minutes

Cooking time:

50 minutes + 10 minutes standing




1 tablespoon oil

1 onion

2 Cloves garlic

1 red pepper

1 stick celery

½ teaspoon hot chilli powder (for mild chilli), 1 teaspoon hot chilli powder for stronger chilli or tablespoon mild chilli powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

500g beef mince

½ teaspoon marjoram

400g chopped tomatos

1 teaspoon sugar

1 beef stock cube

2 tablespoons tomato puree

410g red kidney beans

Salt & pepper

Boiled rice


1. Chop the onion, garlic, red pepper and celery

2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat

3. Add the onion and cook until soft

4. Add the garlic, red pepper, chilli, cumin and paprika and stir well

5. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally

6. Brown the mince in a frying pan and drain if necessary

7. Add the mince to the saucepan and turn up the heat.

8. Add the marjoram, tomatoes, sugar, stock cube, tomato puree and season to taste. Stir well

9. Simmer the chilli gently for 5 minutes

10. Bring to the boil stirring continuously

11. Turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Check occasionally and stir. Add water if it becomes too dry

12. Drain and wash the kidney beans in a sieve

13. Add the kidney beans and bring to the boil stirring

14. Reduce the heat again and simmer without a lid for 10 minutes

15. Leave the chilli to stand for 10 minutes before serving

Serving suggestion: Serve with tacos and rice. Add cheese (contains lactose/milk), guacamole (may contain milk and nuts), sour cream (contains milk/lactose) and cheese (contains milk/lactose) if you wish

The Safer Eating Company cannot take responsibility for any recipes that are uploaded that are not accurate. We will check them as often as possible, but please refer to our problem food lists and ALWAYS CHECK THE LABELS of every ingredient.