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Quick & Easy Chilli Con Carne

Quick and easy spicy chilli using turkey mince for a lighter feel. The chilli also makes a great filling when paired with wraps for fajitas!

  • 16 - 30 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 3


463 kcal











How to make Quick & Easy Chilli Con Carne




  • 1 pack Tilda Spicy Mexican Steamed Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tsps chilli paste – we like chipotle chilli paste
  • 500g lean turkey mince
  • 1 small tin beans of your choice, drained i.e kidney, cannellini, black eye etc
  • 1 large tin chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2tbsps water

How to make Quick & Easy Chilli Con Carne

  1. Fry onions in a little oil until soft, add the chilli paste

  2. Add the turkey mince and fry until browned all over

  3. Add the beans, tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes

  4. Add the rice to the pan and cook, covered over a low heat for a further 5 minutes

  5. Season to taste and add a little water if needed

  6. Serve with sour cream dip optional

How to cool down chilli con carne?

To cool down chilli con carne, transfer it to a shallow, wide container to increase the surface area and speed up the cooling process. Stir occasionally and let it cool at room temperature for about 1-2 hours before refrigerating or freezing.

What to serve with chilli con carne?

Chilli con carne goes well with a variety of side dishes, such as rice, tortilla chips, sour cream, grated cheese, chopped onions, avocado slices or a fresh green salad.

Can you eat cold chilli con carne?

While you can eat chilli con carne cold, it is typically served hot or warm. Reheating it thoroughly before serving is more common.

Can you freeze chilli con carne?

Yes, you can freeze chilli con carne. Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container or freezer bag. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

Can you use black beans in chilli con carne?

Yes, you can use black beans in chilli con carne. It is common to add various types of beans like kidney beans, pinto beans or black beans to enhance the texture and flavour of the dish.

How long does chilli con carne last in the fridge?

Chilli con carne can last in the fridge for 3 to 4 days if stored in an airtight container.

How to thicken chilli con carne?

To thicken chilli con carne, you can let it simmer uncovered for a bit longer to reduce the liquid and concentrate the flavours. Alternatively, you can mix a small amount of cornstarch with water and add it to the chilli to thicken the sauce.