Chili Con Carne

Recipe Submitted by Donna Young ..|.. Category: Beef & Veal

This chili uses simple ingredients, is easy to make, and is ok for those on a reduced carb diet. The Concentrated Crushed Tomatoes that I use in this recipe is packaged under the Great Value label from Wal-mart and contains no salt, only tomatoes. Choose your preferred bean. I like either pinto or small red beans.


  • 3 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced (or used a handful of dried minced onions)
  • 1 29 ounce can of Concentrated Crushed Tomatoes (Great Value at Wal-Mart)
  • 2 cups of cooked beans or one 15 ounce can of beans
  • 5 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste, (if everything is unsalted to begin with, this may take up to 2 teaspoons salt or more)


Brown ground beef and cook onions in large 6 or 8 quart stock pot. If there is excessive fat, spoon it out. Add the crushed tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, beans, and some salt. Fill the 29 ounce can with water and add the water to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and stir every now and then. After about an hour, taste it and add any additional salt or chili powder. Cook an extra few minutes and serve.
Can be refrigerated for several days. For our family of two adults and two teens, this is enough chili for two meals or more.

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