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


1In 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.
2Then 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.
3Stir 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.
4Note 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.

About Rose Mary's Chili Con Carne

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