Tex Mex Food

Chilli con Carne

Everyone has their favourite Chilli recipe myself included I am adding this recipe because I think its the ultimate Chilli to make. I used this recipe for Chilli, Chilli Dogs, Big Boy Burritos, Mac n Cheese with Chilli and Sloppy joes in my Cafe, all were great sellers and were much loved by my customers. You can use Ground Pork or Diced Beef or Pork your choice, I use ground meat because it is more versatile. if you top your Chilli with some nice strong Cheese it will add an extra dimension to its taste.

Chilli con Carne

a great standby meal to portion up and freeze.

  • 455 gr Mince Beef
  • 300 gr Tinned Tomatoes
  • 300 gr Red Kidney Beans Tinned
  • 2 tbs Oregano
  • 1 tbs Chipotle Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbs Habenero Chilli Powder
  • 4 tbs Ground Cumin
  • 2 each Onions
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tbs Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tbs Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbs Sugar
  • 500 ml Water
  • ΒΌ cup vegetable oil
  1. Heat up Dutch Pot or large saucepan to a medium heat add oil, dice onions, and fry till browned, add salt, sugar, pepper and beef and cook till browned, now add tomato, beans including liquid, water, garlic, cumin and oregano. Let the Chilli cook on a low heat for about an hour.

    Serve with some rice or on a large jacket potato.

I used Chili in several dishes at TK’s

Sloppy Joe, slice a roll and toast the insides then add a goodly dollop of Chili and top with grated Cheddar cheese

Chili on a Jacket Potato, take a cooked large potato slice a cross in the top and squeeze to open, (you need asbestos fingers or use two forks) add a nice big spoonful of chili and top with grated Cheddar cheese. One of my favorite meals.

Mac n Chili Cheese. take a good bowl full of Mac n Cheese and put a couple of spoonful’s of Chili, really tasty.


Born in 1952 in Croydon UK I am re married to a lady from Belize. Inspired by the food in her country I have opened a small Diner serving great food.