Spicy Chili Con Carne

Spicy Chili Con Carne

I decided to ditch the pizza I had planned for tonight’s dinner and go with what was on the menu for tomorrow, Chili Con Carne. I joined my husband for brisk icy walk this morning to Macdonald’s to pick up his free latte and I realized that we needed something warm and spicy for dinner tonight.

I arrived home and soaked some beans for the most part of the morning. Just before heading out the door I put all the ingredients into my slow cooker placed the lid on top, turned it on and walked out the door. A slower cookers is a godsend for anyone with a busy life.

Arriving home I could smell the Chili Con Carne, yes I was famished and couldn’t wait until I sat down at the table to have a bowl. Needless to say, it smelt and looked so good I could not wait until dinner time to try it!

Spicy Chili Con Carne
Recipe Type: Entree, Main
Author: Lina Zussino
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • 2 medium size onions chopped
  • 1/2 garlic clove chopped or minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 tblsp of cayenne pepper – I like chili spicy
  • 400g lean ground meat
  • 2 cups of soaked black beans
  • 3 large red peppers
  • 1 can of pineapple pieces
  • 1 can of Thick and Rich Original tomato sauce
  1. Chop the onions, garlic, and red peppers and place into the slow cooker adding in the chili flakes, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Add the olive oil, 1 can of tomato sauce, black beans, and lean ground meat.
  3. Stir the chili a couple times if you are home while cooking.
  4. Place lid on top and walk away for 3 hours.
  5. After 3 hours or once cooked place pineapple pieces into chili and stir in. Don’t forget to save the pineapple juice. Dilute the juice with 2 cups of water to make a nice pineapple drink or save it for tomorrow mornings smoothy.)


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