Chili con Carne with Beans

Chili Con Carne with Beans

This recipe for Chili con Carne with Beans is a simple and easy way to make a pot of chili that uses canned roast beef in place of the usual hamburger.  It’s simple, delicious, and loaded with flavor.  Because this recipe uses a large number of canned ingredients, it’s on the table in about 35 minutes.  The most difficult part of making this recipe is chopping the onion and mincing the garlic.  Once that’s done, it’s basically a matter of sauteing the onion and garlic until tender.  Then,  all of the other ingredients are poured out of their cans and into the pan.

Bring it all to a boil, and after a bit of a simmer, it’s ready to serve.  I’m really beginning to love these  canned food meals.  They’re so easy to prepare.  Chili con Carne with Beans

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Chili Con Carne with Beans
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6
This is a quick and easy chili recipe that is made almost entirely from canned food. The only fresh ingredients are diced onion, and minced garlic. Cook's Notes: If fresh onion and garlic aren't available, ⅓ cup of dried minced onion, and 1½ teaspoons of granulated garlic, can be substituted for the fresh. Total Cost of Recipe: $8.94 or $1.49 per serving.
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ($0.14)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped ($0.19)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced ($0.08)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can roast beef in beef broth ($3.75)
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce ($0.50)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes ($1.38)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans ($0.69)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans ($0.69)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans ($0.69)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies ($0.49)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder ($0.12)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin ($0.16)
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano ($0.04)
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper (or to taste) ($0.01)
  • Grated cheese and more chopped onion (Optional for Garnish)
  1. Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven.
  2. Add onion and garlic to oil and cook for 2 - 3 minutes until onion begins to become translucent.
  3. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, diced green chilies, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper to pot and mix well.
  4. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer.
  5. Simmer for 15 minutes to allow flavors to fully combine.
  6. Ladle into bowls.
  7. Serve
  8. Top with grated cheese and more chopped onion, if desired.

 Chili con Carne with Beans--chopped onion and garlic combine with the contents of 9 cans to make this simple and delicious dish.

Nutrition Grade:   A

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.2g
Saturated Fat 1.1g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 1378mg
Total Carbohydrates 40.6g
Dietary Fiber 12.1g
Sugars 13.2g
Protein 25.9g
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 13%
Calcium 9%
Iron 28%


6 thoughts on “Chili Con Carne with Beans

  1. Love the idea of using all shelf-stable ingredients in this recipe. We do quite a bit of road tripping and it’s hard to keep fresh meat around for long. This is a great solution!

    1. We were thinking that this would be great for car camping trips, too. Especially in spring and fall when the evenings are cooler.

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