Rose Mary's Chili Con Carne

Rose Mary Mogan


I've been making this recipe for at least 40 years. My best friend would drive 35 miles to my house just to savor the flavor of this recipe. Many times I would make a double batch & pack it in containers to freeze, and she would take it out as she needed it. It is thick rich and very hearty, & so comforting, my husband like it with macaroni, and also as Chili Dogs. So even though this recipe makes a lot, it never goes to waste. I usually freeze some, and share with the neighbors, and often we have it the next day. I made this yesterday, and the flavors have married and it is much better today


★★★☆☆ 2 votes

10 to 12 hearty appetites
25 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top


  • 3 lb
    ground round or lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped onions
  • 12-16 oz
    v-8 low sodium tomato juice
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 pkg
    1.25 oz original chili seasoning mix
  • 1 tsp
    each salt & black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 3 can(s)
    15 1/2 oz size diced tomatoes
  • 2 can(s)
    condensed tomato soup
  • 2 can(s)
    6 oz. tomato paste
  • 3 can(s)
    16 oz.kidney beans or chili beans
  • 2 c
    beef broth or water

How to Make Rose Mary's Chili Con Carne


  1. In a very large pot brown ground beef with onions and bell peppers. Drain excess liquid when meat is completely browned, and add back to pot.
  2. Then add remaining ingredients except beans, stir to mix thourgly, and bring to a boil, stir to prevent from sticking to bottom of pot. REDUCE HEAT to low and simmer for about 2 hours, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.
  3. Stir in UNDRAINED beans during the last half hour of cooking. Heat thourgly. Serve with your favorite condiments, chopped onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, crackers, jalapeno peppers, hot dogs & cooked macaroni.
  4. Note you can add canned green chilies if you prefer a spicier version& or Crushed red peppers. This recipe is very thick rich, and very tasty. Hope you enjoy it.YOU CAN ALWAYS ADD HEAT TO THE RECIPE, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE IT OUT.

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About Rose Mary's Chili Con Carne

Course/Dish: Beef Bean Soups Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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