Southwest Chili con Carne Recipe
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Southwest Chili con Carne Recipe

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You'll only need one skillet and 20 minutes to whip up this hearty, slightly spicy Chili Con Carne, courtesy of Marline Emmal of Vancouver, British Columbia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Thinly sliced green onion, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 299 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Garnish with green onion if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chili con Carne in Cooking for 2 Winter 2009, p52

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zookeeperk 92593
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"Will be making this again!!"

CABMamasan 112841
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Easy, quick and delicious!"

patriciakf 97447
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"I had a crock pot chili recipe that produced unsatisfying results for me. This recipe was similar, so I adjusted the first one with this recipe and it turned out wonderful. I used shredded cheddar cheese as my garnish though. Will definitely make again!"

MaryHauser 93138
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"This was excellent! Just what I was looking for!"

dovenest 93127
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"I used V -8 in place of the tomato juice, increased the chili powder to 2 teaspoons and the cumin to 1 teaspoon. I omitted the pepper sauce, and served it topped with grated cheese. Excellent."

KobiLee123 72527
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009

"This recipe was really good and easy to prepare. My one criticism is that in the ingredients, it doesn't specify CANNED kidney beans. I suppose if you thought about it, you probably wouldn't use dried beans when the cook time is 20 minutes, but that's what my husband and I did the first time we prepared it. Notto worry though, it was fine after it simmered for another hour or so. :-)"

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