Big Cooking: Chili con Carne

Don’t be scared by the enormous amount of vegetables and legumes on the picture, because this recipe doesn’t need to be eaten all at once (unless you are super hungry of course). You can easily freeze it for another lazy night! It is super quick and very easy to make. Ready?

This week I have an exam and an event I organized, so I didn’t really have the time to cook every day. Therefor I just made this big portion of chili so I could eat it for several days. If you don’t like eating the same over and over again you can just put it in freezer bags. The next night you don’t feel like cooking, you have your home- made frozen meal. And I am verg sorry, but this week I will only post 1 article, because of all the stress!

  What you need (for at least 2kg of chili)
– 1 kg of beans and legumes (I have kidney beans, black beans, brown beans and lentils)
– 300 grams of minced meat (you can also sub with more lentils)
– 600 grams of pre- cut vegetables (I told you; lazy cooking. Mine had: leek, courgette, red bell pepper, onion and carrots)
– 1 sachet of chili con carne spices (I used the one from Honig+ some extra paprika powder and hot cayenne pepper)

– tortilla crisps
– cheese (I love cheese!)
– greek yogurt/ crème fraiche

How to make it

  1. Put a big pan on the stove and add some butter. Brown the minced meat.
  2. Add the cut vegetables and bake for 2 minutes
  3. Time to add the herbs! Add the sachet and the correct amount of water (check your package). Stir through and let it simmer for 1 minutes.
  4. Add your beans and stir through. It is ready to eat now!

BUT you can also turn off the heat and let the beans and vegetables soak up the spicy goodness for an hour. Take out your needed portion(s) and freeze the rest. Warm your own portion, serve with some cheese and crips and enjoy!


What is your go to dish when you don’t feel like cooking?




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