Guided by Nathalie Man

Protein Packed Chilli Con Carne

20 min
11 ingredients
2 servings
Chili con carne, which is Spanish for chili with meat, is a culinary journey to flavors inspired by Mexican cuisine. This is a delicious dish that would be perfect both as a dinner and as a lunch for work. Traditionally, the main ingredients are minced beef, chili peppers, onion, garlic and tomatoes, often beans and corn are also added. The tomatoes give the dish its red color and the chili peppers add their characteristic spicy flavor. Our version is served with cooked rice, but if you like, you can replace the rice with Mexican tortillas - both versions are delicious!
699 cals
34% of the average
persons daily intake.
Based 2080 cal daily avg.
699 cals
32 g
73 g
31 g
34% of the average
persons daily intake.
Based 2080 cal daily avg.


  • 100g basmati rice
  • 10g olive oil
  • 50g red onion, peeled and diced
  • 250g minced beef
  • 15g garlic, peeled and minced
  • 480g canned tomatoes
  • 85g canned black beans
  • 30g canned sweetcorn
  • 10g red chilli pepper, thinly sliced
  • 5g fresh mint, cilantro, basil or chives
  • a pinch of: sea salt, black peepers, dried chilli flakes


Step 1

Cook rice according to packaging directions. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan, add the olive oil and diced onion. Fry over a low heat until the onion is fragrant and translucent. It should be soft and only slightly browned, so do not burn it.

Step 2

Add minced beef. Fry for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly and using a spatula to shred the meat into small pieces. The meat should be lightly browned.

Step 3

Add crushed garlic, salt and pepper and mix well. Fry for one minute.

Step 4

Add canned tomatoes, mix. Cook for 8 minutes, stirring constantly.

Step 5

Add the beans, corn and dried chili flakes. Stir, cook for another 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate, serve with rice, a few slices of red chilli pepper and your favorite fresh herbs.
Nathalie Man
Nathalie Man
Experienced recipe developer, food photographer and food stylist (+6 years), with a passion for everything related to food, especially gluten free!


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