Texas Chili con Carne

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours


2 servings

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
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.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 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


  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.

Nutrition 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.

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