Disclosure – This Chili con Carne post is written in partnership with Canadian Beef. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own.
We are certainly living in challenging and unusual times. People are staying at home and practising physical-distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For us, this means not going out in social environments unless it is necessary. This includes going to the grocery store. I actually haven’t really been off the farm in almost two weeks. In our house, we decided that only one person from our household will be running errands, and since my husband has to run errands for the farm, he has been the one going to town and getting any supplies we need.
Super easy Chili con Carne
Our 11 year old daughter wanted to share a recipe that she calls her “go to meal during a pandemic”. She calls it that because most of the ingredients are staples and many people already have them in their cupboards at home.
Little One uses canned, dried, and frozen ingredients.
This is a hearty recipe and super easy to make. If my 11 year old can make Chili con Carne on her own, I don’t know what can be easier! While this Chili con Carne tastes delicious served immediately, can last for a few meals and it tastes even better the next day!
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 can dice tomatoes, 796 mL
- 1 can whole kernel corn, 540 mL
- 1 can kidney beans, 540 mL
- 1 can black beans, 540 mL
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tbs dehydrated vegetables *optional
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- salt & pepper to taste
- oil to saute onions, garlic and spices
- Cook beef in a Dutch oven with a little oil until browned (no pink showing).
- Add onions and garlic, and saute. Add spices and dehydrated veggies (if you're using them). Let cook together for 2 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, kidney beans, corn, and black beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for at least 1 hour.
Little One likes to add a bay leaf in her chili recipe. If you do, don't forget to remove the bay leaf. Don't eat it!
Since we’re all thinking of easy recipes to make during this pandemic, check out some recipes our friends at Canadian Beef have.
If you try Little One’s Chili con Carne recipe, let her know in the comments what you think!