If you have a surplus of winter vegetables and want to make a hearty and healthy dish that will combine all their robust flavors, then try this recipe for Chili con Carne. This recipe is perfect beside a hearty main dish or with any sandwich. The vegetable-packed dish needs to sit for a while before serving so the flavors can combine into a tantalizing taste that is out of this world.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 100 grams bacon (diced)
  • 500 grams ground beef
  • 1 can peeled tomatoes
  • cumin (to taste)
  • paprika (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 can kidney beans


  1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil, add the onion, garlic, and red pepper and saute.
  2. Add the bacon and ground beef.
  3. Cook until browned. Stir well.
  4. Put the mixture in a tagine or dutch oven.
  5. Add the canned tomatoes with juice from can.
  6. Add cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  7. Cover the pan, and simmer for 2 hours 15 minutes.
  8. Mix in drained kidney beans.
  9. Cook another 15 to 30 minutes before serving.
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