Easy Chilli Con Carne recipe for students

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A super simple and quick Chilli Con Carne student recipe that takes just 20 minutes.


This easy Chilli Con Carne recipe makes for a great student meal on its own, or with rice (as described here) or on top of a baked potato!

The ingredients below will make for 4-6 servings.


  • Beef mince (or quorn mince if vegetarian) 500 g
  • Boil in the bag rice
  • Tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Tin of red kidney beans
  • Red onion half
  • Chilli powder
  • Salt and pepper

How to make simple Chilli Con Carne:

     Chilli Con Carne recipe student

  1. Place boil in bag rice in a saucepan of boiling water for around 20 minutes (or time stated on box). This will be finished at the same time as the chilli this way.
  2. Put a small amount of oil in a frying pan and fry mince until brown all over.
  3. Then add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of red kidney beans, turn the heat down and simmer. Stir so all ingredients are evenly distributed.
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  5. Chop one red onion add this to the chilli for a bit of added crunch.
  6. Season to taste with salt, pepper and chilli powder.
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