Classic Chili Con Carne Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Onions2 Large, chopped
 Bacon fat/Corn oil4 Tablespoon
 Beef suet1⁄2 Pound, finely chopped
 Beef top round/Rump of beef3 Pound, cut into small cubes
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm)
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Chili powder3 Tablespoon
 Cumin seeds1 Tablespoon
 Tobasco1 Dash
 Beef stock/Water and bouillon cubes1 Cup (16 tbs), heated to boiling

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5128 Calories from Fat 3639

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 405 g622.5%

Saturated Fat 185.9 g929.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 931.2 mg

Sodium 10263.2 mg427.6%

Total Carbohydrates 96 g31.9%

Dietary Fiber 27.8 g111.2%

Sugars 31.4 g

Protein 288 g575.7%

Vitamin A 271% Vitamin C 132.2%

Calcium 45.4% Iron 105.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Take a skillet and add fat or oil into it. Saute the onion it until it becomes tender.
2. Blend in the beef suet and cook it slowly until suet completely gets rendered and onion gets disintegrated into the fat.
3. Add garlic, meat and salt.
4. Saute until the meat cubes go brown on both the sides and stir frequently to blend the meat with the fat and onions.
5. Combine cumin, Tabasco, and chili powder with the meat and cover it with the boiling stock.
6. Cover and cook it over low heat for about 2 ½ hours by stirring it at odd intervals. The stirring is done to prevent the mixture from sticking.
7. Adjust the seasoning as per the taste preferences and add chili powder and salt if required.
8. Ensure that meat has become very tender to the point of shredding or crumbling.
9. Move the mixture into warm bowls.

10. Serve the dish in bowl with sharp grated cheese, tomato (peeled , seeded and chopped) garnished with chopped onions.