After doing a little survey on my Facebook Page about what recipes my readers would love to see on here, there was an overwhelming response for just one thing………DINNERS!!
Having to cook dinners for the family every single night can be so boring, especially when you’re constantly trying to think of new things to cook. Kids get bored too and if they’re anything like mine they are not backwards about coming forwards about it.
I’ve also been in a bit of a ‘dinner rut’ recently, so I’ve decided to try and make one (or two if I’m feeling energetic) new recipes every week and I promise to share it with you.
Tonight we are having Chilli Con Carne and it’s really yummy (as well as super easy to make). It freezers well too.
- 1 red capsicum
- 2 carrots
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 sticks of celery
- 10g olive oil
- 500g mince
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp chilli powder/flakes (or fresh)
- 1 tin kidney beans
- 1 tin chick peas
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbs veggie stock paste
- 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 50g tomato paste
- black pepper
- Chop the onion and garlic for 5 seconds on speed 5.
- Add the oil and saute for 3 mins on 100 degrees, speed 1.
- Add the carrots, capsicum and celery and chop for 3 seconds on speed 5.
- Add the cumin, chilli flakes, cinnamon and black pepper and cook on reverse speed soft for 5 mins at 100 degrees.
- Add the kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, chickpeas, balsamic vinegar and stock and mix on reverse speed 1 for 30 seconds.
- Add the mince and cook for 25 mins on reverse speed soft at 100 degrees.
- Serve with rice and a dollop of plain yoghurt.
If there are any recipes you’d like me to tackle, then just give me yell. I’m always up for a challenge.
Yep, I’m always after dinner recipes to and I know my boys would love this – thank you!
I hope they do! xxx
I hear you Robyn, our 3 kidlets are always asking me ‘what’s for dinner’ and if I tell them something they don’t like the sound of they definitely let me know about it!
Loving the looks of your chilli con carne, thanks for the dinner inspiration and thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays Party! have a beautiful weekend x
Don’t you just love how willing they are to tell you when they don’t like something. Us mums have to have thick skin at dinner times, hahaha (oh and patience too) x
All about the dinner recipes! I like that you have got chickpeas in this – will definitely give it a go.
How good is chilli con carne!
So yum, full,of flavour I’ll do it with rice & serve corn chips on side and save any leftovers for a lunch for me and mum. We put it on a huge jacket baked potato… Yum.
I love changing it up for dinner to, so easy to get into a rut with same same. The annoying thing is my youngest prefers the meat & 3 vege (or 2 veg really) where as the rest of us love a change up… Juggling everyone’s wants is not an easy feat for my hey.
This looks yummy and perfect for this cooling Autumn weather. Love your slideshow. I’m just waiting for my thermomix to return from hospital!
I’ve made this twice in two weeks now.
It is so beautiful & a hit with everyone.
The first time I served it with rice. The second time I served it over corn chips & made nacho’s.
I’m looking forwards to trying alot more of your recipes 🙂
Oh yay that makes me so happy!! I’ve never thought of doing it with nacho’s – must try that next. Thanks xxx
Amazing recipe that I make all the time! Also save some and add to burritos. I’ve used it for nachos as well, but I make it ‘dryer’ for that so the chips don’t get soggy!
We are vegetarian, do you suppose it would work without the mince and increased chickpeas and kidney beans?
Hi Sarah, I actually have a veggie version of this recipe which is super yummy too. You can find it here https://www.mrsdplus3.com/thermomix-recipes/my-3-favourite-recipes-for-winter-kids-dinners-made-in-the-thermomix/
Fantastic, thank you.
Vego TMX recipes are always welcome, I hate cooking the same thing twice.
Fantastic recipe and loved by all even hubby and baby. Will be a regular for us now!
Delicious – thank you – we all loved it!!!!
This was super yummy and so easy!!!
Delicious, quick and easy -thank you!
Made this tonight for our hungry mob.
Went out to tractors for harvest tea in WA
Served with handful of corn chips sour cream and avocado and broccoli
Felt like a Mexican fiesta!!
It’s a winner!! Two rice and curry hating boys loved this, I left out the chilli as even mild is too spicy for them! I didn’t have cumin so I substituted some ground coriander, paprika and caraway. Totally delish, thanks for sharing 🙂
Whoops this comment should have been on the veggie version
Woo Hoo, I love hearing feedback like this. Thanks so much for letting me know. I love your substitutes too :))
Great recipe! My 19 months old son loved it and this is the recipe that made me share your website with my Mothers Group!
How just love your easy dinner recipes as I work 4 days a week so not much time for cooking! 🙂
Oh thanks SO much Lea, you’ve just made my day. That is such an old post too, I think I need to put together a new one, as I’m in the same boat as you and the easier we can make dinner times the better. Have a great day xx
I make this about once a week in our house, for my 2 year old & husband & both devour it. I love that you can hide whatever veggies you have on hand (eg. zucchini, broccoli). It’s a always a winner & plates are always empty. Thanks so much for this recipe. 🙂
This smelled so nice while cooking and we enjoyed it for dinner – easy and tasty. Thanks 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I made this tonight replacing kidney beans for a can of baked beans and instead of white rice made cauliflower rice so delicious and a big hit with the family. Will be adding into my book to make regularly. x
Hi.. Looks awesome!! I’m going to try this tonight.. What can I substitute the veggie stock paste with, as I don’t have any on hand?
Hi would this still be nice with chicken or turkey mince & would the cook time/temp differ at all please? I’ve made this with beef mince & it was much loved but I’d prefer to avoid red meat.
So glad I found this recipe. Best tasting thermomix chilli con carne I have found. All 5 kids loved it. Thank you
😍😍😍 I did a small shake of Cinnamon instead of a teaspoon. Also left out the celery as I didn’t have any. We served with Sour Cream and Corn Chips. Amazing 😁
Thanks, Robyn. Very good recipe indeed. I’m new to Thermomix, still exploring and very much enjoyed following your chilli recipe. I omitted the chick peas otherwise just as given and very delicious.
I think this is my favourite thermomix recipe ever. I have one veg daughter and I just take some out at the step before adding the mince for her. We eat with rice, sour cream and coriander. Feeds us for two meals (me and five kids). Very economical!
Delicious! Just made with turkey mince & left out kidney beans has had none! Made cauliflower ‘rice’ to go with it so good thanks!
Tried this recipe tonight, I swoped the kidney beans for a tin of mixed red kidney/pinto and black beans and added a heaped teaspoon of organic cacao (chocolate) powder in with the chilli and other spices- adds real depth of flavour.
Had ours on tacos 🌮 with sour cream, lettuce 🥬 and tomato.
Fabulous recipe, thumbs up from everyone in the family, thanks so much!
who loves/needs extra heavy work to be reading papers that consistently refer to proprioception disorder, when I’m merely trying to learn about the usefulness of this type of physical activity. I know those papers are possibly referring to extreme cases, however it hurts to read that word in connection with your baby. Again, thank you! Thank you for this enlightening (intellectually and emotionally ) article.
Found this recipe today. Cookidoo was down for maintenance and an internet search delivered this.
This is great receipt, full of flavor.
I shredded half a small bag of spinach, and added it towards end.
Will bookmark this to make again!
Overall ok but I will reduce the cinnamon next time.
This was my first time making Chilli Con Carne, and it was bloody delicious!! Enjoyed by the whole family, even my 2 year old. Thank you for a great recipe. Will be keeping this one on regular rotation.
Have never made a comment before. I have made this several times. We absolutely love this.
Are the chick peas and kidney beans supposed to be drained or does the liquid go in as well. Thank you