Chili Con Carne

At the Gilmore Park Church community kitchen, Jean paired up with Tanni for this week’s demonstration. Sharing the load makes it easier for members as one do not have to come up with at least 2 dishes to fill the time slot.

Jean made a pot of Chili Con Carne, commonly known as Chili, is a spicy stew like dish with meat (beef or pork), chili peppers (if you prefer spicy), tomatoes, onions, beans other vegetables. The vegetarian version of Chili is known as Chili Sin Carne. Chile Con Carne in Spanish means “chili with meat”. Chili Con Carne is the official dish of the state of Texas in U.S.


Jean served the Chili Con Carne with whole wheat spaghetti. You may served it on rice or garlic toast too.


Even though Jean just prepare a dish for this week, she also brought homemade pumpkin raisin muffins to share with us. Thank you, Jean for your generosity.


Ingredients for Chili Con Carne

  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 large can of tomato soup
  • 1 large can of chopped tomatoes or chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 large can of kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can of sliced button mushroom or fresh ones
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar, to tenderize the meat



_MG_4570_edited-1Brown the ground beef with some oil and butter to prevent the butter from burning. Add the garlic, onion and celery and stir fry until the onion is soft.
_MG_4578_edited-1Add the tomato soup, kidney beans, mushrooms, chopped tomatoes and all the seasonings. Mix well, bring to boil and lower the heat to simmer for one hour.
_MG_4622_edited-1Jean prepared the spaghetti as usual but she likes to lightly stir-fried the al-dante spaghetti with some sauteed chopped onions to add flavour to it.

Jean, thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  1. Chris

    Blogmad Hit!

    Geez, I hate when I read your blog at 10am because I find myself wanting foods that are totally inappropriate for breakfast….like chili!

    Great dish;)

  2. chilly

    Oh man!! I’m really hungry now after reading on your blog!
    Great work here and I’ll be back for more! 🙂

  3. durianberry

    Yummy! I learn about this dish through playing The Sims 2 and had always wanted to make it (cuz I like how the name sounds :P). It looks really easy to prepare. Thanks

  4. Lee

    wow im hungry now great pics this looks so easy to make im gonna try it

  5. simchie1

    WOW!!! tnx for sharing.

    AM cooking ur chili con carne now, and hope my family will love it (they will for sure). My hubby ca’t wait, he reckoned!

    Hope to see more recipes. Job well done, girl…

    Greetings from Stockholm,

    Say hi if ever u peep in at my blogsite.

  6. Howie Ng

    Anyone having this problem? When viewing under the heading “instructions” the texts on the right is not completely visible being cut off by the right column.

    btw, I am from Penang and have been following this site for some years. Truely wonderful sharing the love for cooking and caring for your community.


    1. Suanne

      Hi Howie:
      Would you be able to email me a screen shot so I can investigate? Send it to Also, let me know which browser and version of the browser you are using.

  7. David Bynon

    I typically serve my Chili con Carne with a long grain white rice. Seeing it with spaghetti adds an interesting twist. I really like the idea of having it lightly stir-fried. Thanks for the great idea!

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