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Lazy day chilli con carne recipe

This Mexican chilli dish is a flexible recipe. Once you've made the easy chilli con carne, turn it into nachos, tacos or fajitas. or eat it on rice. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • ½ clove garlic, finely diced
  • 1kg lean beef mince
  • 1 x taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 420g tin red kidney beans, drained
  • 420g tin diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste


In a large frypan (preferably with high sides), fry the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft.

Add the mince and brown, ensuring you keep stirring and separating the meat.

Once browned, stir in the seasoning and add the cup of water, Mix well and keep stirring over medium heat. Once well combined, add the kidney beans and ½ the tin of tomatoes and tomato paste.

Simmer for 15 minutes, and add the rest of the tomatoes. Continue cooking for a further 10 minutes. Serve.