Wood Fired Beef Chili Con Carne

Wood Fired Beef Chili Con Carne

Indulge in the smoky flavours of Wood-Fired Beef Chili con Carne with this delectable recipe. Perfectly seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, and kidney beans simmered to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Suitable for all skill levels, this hearty dish is gluten-free and offers a variety of serving options.


- 1 pound (450g) ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
- Sliced jalapeños, for garnish (optional)
- Shredded cheese, for serving (optional)
- Sour cream, for serving (optional)
- Sliced avocado, for serving (optional)


1. Preheat your wood-fired oven to around 375°F (190°C).
2. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook until the onion is soft and translucent.
3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato paste, beef broth, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Let the chili simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the flavours have melded together and the chili has thickened to your desired consistency.
4. While the chili is simmering, prepare any desired toppings such as chopped cilantro, sliced jalapeños, shredded cheese, sour cream, and sliced avocado.
5. Once the chili is ready, remove it from the heat and serve hot, garnished with your choice of toppings.

Duration to Cook - Approximately 20-25 minutes.

Chef Skill Level - Beginner

Vegan - No

Vegetarian - No (Contains beef)

Gluten-Free - Yes

Serving Suggestion

Serve the wood-fired beef chili con carne hot, accompanied by warm cornbread or tortilla chips for dipping. Offer a variety of toppings such as chopped cilantro, sliced jalapeños, shredded cheese, sour cream, and sliced avocado, allowing diners to customise their bowls according to their preferences. Enjoy the rich and hearty flavours of this comforting chili straight from the wood-fired oven.

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