Texas Chili con Carne Recipe
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Texas Chili con Carne Recipe

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I love to cook, but meals at my house have to be ready in a hurry because we're always on the go. I found this recipe in a magazine almost 30 years ago.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 357 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1247mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 10g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, chili powder, oregano, salt if desired, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chili con Carne in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p123

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 237039
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"This was a really quick and good chili recipe. I had all the ingredients, so I thought I would try it out. Great flavor."

JZAnderson User ID: 1266313 160015
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"Good chili - enough kick - but not too much. Good flavor! I don't like kidney beans and the pinto beans are perfect. I did not add as much onion - but added everything else. Very good!"

Ourhome3906 User ID: 6291503 150185
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"I wanted chili to take with me to work as leftoversso I doubled the recipe. It was great!!! The only thing that did not get doubled was the chili powder which I used 4 tsp. I also omitted the salt considering we all get enough of that."

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