Health and Fiber Rich Chili Con Carne

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Dec. 14, 2011


Dried brown beans/Red beans 8 Ounce
Water 1 3/4 Pint
Pork dripping/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Margarine 1 Ounce
Beef 2 Pound
Onion 1
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper To Taste
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Sweet paprika 1 Tablespoon
Skinned tomatoes/Canned tomatoes 8 Ounce
Cornflour 2 Teaspoon



1) Add in beans into a large bowl. Cover with enough water and let soak overnight.

2) Transfer the water and beans into a casserole the following day. Cover and cook on low flame for 1 1/2 hours.

3) In a frying pan, heat oil or margarine. Add in beef cut into 2.5 cm cubes. Saute till they become brown.

4) Add in chopped onion. Saute till they turn transparent.

5) Add in the beef mixtue into the casserole. Add in salt, pepper, chilli powder and paprika. Cook on low for 60 minutes.

6) Add in drained tomatoes. Cover and cook for 30 more minutes.

7) To thicken the sauce, add in cornflour mixed with a little water. Cook for a while.


8) Serve the Chili Con Carne hot with plain boiled rice, wholemeal bread slices and crisp green salad on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 381Calories from Fat 168

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.2%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 376 mg15.67%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 30 g60%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet