We eat this Chili Con Carne recipe now at least once a week, because it is warming and filling. It is easy, nutritious and delicious, and it can’t go wrong!

Youtube Live Chat

During one of my live chats on Youtube, My husband Dirk asked me what I was going to cook after the show, and I said: “Chili!”. We eat this at least once a week in the Winter,  because it is so simple and delicious. So after the 2 hours speaking to our audience I ended the live stream and went on to cook dinner!

Cooling pack

The funny thing is that Dirk needs a cooling pack every time we go live to cool the computer, but this time he couldn’t find a pack. instead he used a bag of frozen peas and carrots. Organic of course! I don’t like to waste food so I used it in my chili con carne!

Meat or no meat?

Since I eat meat again I enjoy these simple recipes. But you can also make it with a ground beef substitute and it is just as delicious! it is all about the herbs and quality ingredients. I buy my vegetables at a local organic grocer, and my meat at a local butcher who gets his animals from 1 small farm that is focused on biodiversity and grass-fed meat.

Premix spices are great

Instead of using separate spices, I like this mix of Non-GMO verified spices by Frontier Co-op “Mexican Fiesta Seasoning”.

Side dishes

Also great to accompany this dish is avocado, add chopped lettuce for an extra crunch, put it in a burrito, or eat it with a side of corn on the cob!

Cancel Cancel Culture

Since there is a cancel culture movement of people who will cancel someone just because they don’t like that person’s opinion, I started a countermovement called “Cancel Cancel Culture”.

I even made my own merchandise with my own design ‘cancel cancel culture’ on it!

Shop my ‘cancel cancel culture’ merchandise or click on the mug below for the mug.

Cancel Cancel Culture White T-Shirt Front

READ MORE: How to deal with Cancel Culture


Because the company Goya was being targeted by the cancel culture, I bought a bunch of products and started cooking with it. It turned out I really like the Adobo seasoning. It is great after you served the chili con carne to add a bit of extra flavor.


Love, Lonneke

My Chili Con Carne
A delicious, easy and nutritious recipe with beans, minced meat and veggies
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 pound ground beef (or vegan meat substitute)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar with tomato paste
  • 2 cans of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • salt
  • paprika
  • chili pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • onion powder
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • 1 glass of water
  1. stir fry the garlic in oil
  2. add the onion and stir until golden brown
  3. add ground beef en stir until it disperses into small bits all over and it is browned
  4. Add the bell pepper
  5. add the spices to your liking (start slow especially with peppers and cumin, add a bit more and taste along the way)
  6. add the tomato paste and a bit of water and stir
  7. add the rinsed beans and stir
  8. turn heat low and let simmer with lid on for 20 minutes
  9. Serve and add cilantro, chopped lettuce and sour cream to your liking
optional to add:
Different veggies like peas and carrots
You can use other beans like chick peas as well.

optional to garnish:
handful of fresh cilantro
handful of chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
sour cream