Gluten-Free Chili Con Carne

May 2, 2012

Even though springtime promises warmer weather there are still those chilly nights that require a comforting bowl of something delicious.  This gluten-free chili con carne is just that kind of recipe- it is quick, easy, and satisfying.  Ground beef is simmered with an array of spices, beans, and tomato sauce spiked with green chiles.  Serve your chili con carne with gluten-free tortilla chips and plenty of cheddar cheese.

Chili con Carne


2 pounds ground beef 
1/2 tablespoon onion, finely chopped or 1 dried onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can Ro-tel (tomatoes with chopped green chilies)
1 can pinto beans or kidney beans
16 oz. can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
3/4 teaspoon salt

Optional Toppings:
Corn/tortilla chips
Tofutti American cheese
Tofutti sour cream
Prepared yellow mustard


Cook the beef and onion (or onion seasoning) until brown. Drain off fat.

Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to boil

Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30-45 minutes. Easy and delicious!

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