Veggie Packed Chilli con Carne

Veggie Packed Chilli con Carne

Recipe by Kidgredients


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow capsicum, diced
  • 500 grams beef mince
  • 3 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (adjust to your family tastes!)
  • 2 teaspoons beefstock powder
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 400grams crushed tomatoes
  • 700 grams passata
  • 1 420grams tin of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • Coriander for serving


  1. Add the olive oil to a deep lidded frypan over medium heat (I love this pan from RACO SmartRelease).
  2. Fry the onion and garlic until they start to soften.
  3. Add the capsicum and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the beef mince and brown quickly.
  5. Add all the herbs and spices and mix through well to coat the beef and veggies.
  6. Add the beef stock powder (this helps to add flavour).
  7. Add the zucchini and carrot and mix through.
  8. Add the tomato passata and the crushed tomatoes and stir well to combine.
  9. Add the water and the black beans.
  10. Put a lid on the pan and cook for 1 hour.
  11. Remove the lid and stir through the frozen corn.
  12. Cook for 10 minutes more so the sauce can thicken and become super thick and glossy.


Sprinkle with coriander before serving for freshness.

Serve with corn chips, sour cream, grated cheese and avocado! Also delish with rice.

The next day:

  • Make the leftovers into delicious puff pastry tarts!
  • Chop one piece of store bought puff pastry into 4 squares.
  • Line your jumbo muffin pan with the squares (you have to use a completely nonstick muffin pan for this so I recommend the Aerolift Range by RACO.
  • Top with a teaspoon of sour cream and a handful of grated cheese.
  • Bake at 200 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.

Freezing: this freezes really well, freeze it in portion sized containers in the fridge.

For best results, use RACO Smart Release cookware.

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