Rustic Comfort: Classic Chili Con Carne


Welcome to the world of Rustic Comfort with our Classic Chili Con Carne. This timeless dish is a hearty blend of succulent beef, tender beans, and a rich tomato base, infused with a symphony of spices. Perfect for a cozy night in or a hearty meal with friends, this chili con carne brings warmth and satisfaction to any table.

Rustic Comfort: Classic Chili Con Carne

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 15g


  • Beef, ground: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Kidney beans, drained: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Tomatoes, diced: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Onion, chopped: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • Garlic, minced: 20 grams (0.7 ounces)
  • Chili powder: 15 grams (0.5 ounces)
  • Cumin: 5 grams (0.18 ounces)
  • Beef broth: 500 ml (17 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For Garnishing:
    • Shredded cheddar cheese: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
    • Sour cream: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned.
  2. Add onion and garlic, cooking until soft.
  3. Stir in chili powder and cumin, cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add diced tomatoes, kidney beans, and beef broth. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Culinary Tips

  • For a deeper flavor, add a splash of red wine during cooking.
  • Simmering for an extended time allows flavors to meld beautifully.


Can I make this chili in a slow cooker?

Absolutely! Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

How long can I store this chili?

Keep refrigerated for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I use different beans?

Yes, feel free to substitute with black beans or pinto beans.

As the aroma of our Rustic Comfort: Classic Chili Con Carne fills your home, gather around the table for a moment of true culinary delight. Share stories, laughter, and enjoy the warmth that only a bowl of homemade chili can bring. Here's to delicious moments and heartwarming meals!