Classic Chili Con Carne with Crushed Tomatoes

Classic Chili Con Carne with Crushed Tomatoes

A rich and robust meal made even more flavorful and vibrant thanks to Italy’s best tomatoes

Made with Crushed tomatoes

Mutti® Polpa keeps all the freshness of freshly picked tomatoes. This unique product combines the finely cut pulpy part of the fruit with its own juice.

cooking sketch 1h 45 min (COOK TIME: 1h 30 min / PREP TIME: 15 min)

cooking sketch Easy

4 people


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cans or 1 can Mutti® Crushed Tomatoes (14 oz., 28 oz., Polpa)
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of chopped fresh parsley

Optional for garnish:

  • Watercress or more fresh parsley
  • Sliced jalapeno
  • Tortilla chips

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Classic Chili Con Carne with Crushed Tomatoes: Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until lightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  2. Add the ground beef; sauté until fully cooked and no pink shows at all in the meat (about 8 minutes).
  3. Add the cumin, oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, beef stock, beans and corn. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir in the parsley, and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chili thickens slightly, about 1-1⁄2 hours.

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