#TMCKitchenSeries: Easy Chili con Carne with Hormel Chili 

One of my favorite go-to restaurants is Mexicali. On rare occasions that my husband and I decided to watch a movie on the big screen, we always pass by Mexicali to order ground beef burrito and cheese and garlic quesadilla for our movie snack. Last weekend (and because we forgot to bring extra cash for lunch out. LOL), we decided to eat in Mexicali. We still ordered burrito but this time, we added chili con carne among our favorites. 

Chili con Carne 1
This costs around P100+ in Landmark

Of course, we got bitin with the serving, although a bowl of chili is enough to fill two persons. So during our Sunday grocery and because the husband requested it, I bought Hormel Chili and made Chili con Carne. For some reason, I’m scared to cook this dish. I’ve tasted really good Chili con Carne from different restaurants that I don’t know if I could replicate the taste. Hence, I decided to use Hormel Chili until such time that I can cook this dish. Haha! Anyway, sharing with you an easy Chili con Carne dish using Hormel Chili. 

Chili con Carne made easy with Hormel Chili Chili con Carne 8You will need onion, garlic, ground pork, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, chili powder and a whole can of Hormel Chili. Start by sauteing garlic and onion. Chili con Carne 2Then add ground pork and cook until it turns brown. It’s up to you on how much you want to use for your Chili con Carne. Ground beef is also another option but since I’m not a big fan of anything beef, I just stick to ground pork. Chili con Carne 3Then pour Hormel Chili on the pan. Hormel Chili has different variants but I like the one with beans on it. Mix well until the Hormel Chili is spread evenly. Chili con Carne 5I decided to add tomato paste for better consistency. At the same time, the entire can of Hormel is not enough because of additional ground pork. Season with salt. Since I want anything spicy, I also added chili powder on the dish. Chili con Carne 6Add grated cheese or sour cream on top. Serve with nachos. You can also pour this on top of hotdog for Chili dog.  Chili con Carne 7I’m still looking for the perfect but easy chili con carne recipe but in the meantime, this one will do. What do you think, mommas? Easy Chili con Carne dish using Hormel Chili. 

Easy Chili con Carne with Hormel Chili
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  1. One can of Hormel Chili
  2. Ground pork or ground beef
  3. Onion and garlic
  4. Tomato paste
  5. Salt and Chili powder to taste
  6. Grated cheese and sour cream for garnish
  1. Saute garlic and onion.
  2. Add ground pork (or beef) and cook until it turns brown.
  3. Pour the entire can of Hormel Chili
  4. Add tomato paste until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Season with salt and chili powder.
  6. Pour on a dish and add grated cheese and/or sour cream on top. Serve with nachos or eat it as it is.
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  1. Michelle Solee (@michisolee)

    June 10, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I’m not into Mexican food but I have friends who love to serve Mexican foods. Easy to prepare kasi just like your recipe.

    1. Ayi

      June 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      On the contrary, I don’t like cooking Mexican food. I find it challenging to cook kasi baka hindi ko makuha ang lasa. Hehehe

  2. Phenomenal Mama

    June 10, 2015 at 3:06 am

    My husband loves Chili con Carne, too! Tahnks for sharing your easy recipe!

    1. Ayi

      June 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

  3. Rowena Wendy Lei

    June 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Parang I want to go out and buy a can of Hormel Chili XD

  4. milastolemyheart

    June 10, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    We usually get burgers for the movies and it’s funny that just last week, we tried Mexicali for the first time and we ordered the same thing you did: ground beef burrito and cheese and garlic quesadilla. It’s worth every single cent!

    1. Ayi

      June 11, 2015 at 12:24 am

      Dibaaa, masarap 🙂 it’s a good thing nag-mura na sila. I remember when I was in college, expensive sa Mexicali.

  5. juvy ann petilla

    June 11, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Oh hubby loves chili con carne as well. I really should do this as well. Thanks for the recipe mommy. Looks really easy to prepare, not to mention easy on the budget.

    1. Ayi

      June 11, 2015 at 6:15 am

      Very easy to prepare talaga 🙂 And yes, the Hormel Chili is affordable too. But before, around 300+ yan sa S&R. Good thing they lowered the price 🙂

  6. Michelle Martinez邱碧玉 (@xoxoMrsMartinez)

    June 11, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Mukhang masarap! Will give this dish a try!


    1. Ayi

      June 11, 2015 at 6:15 am

      Masarap siya 🙂 And easy to prepare too 🙂

  7. Mommy Jen

    June 11, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I have been wanting to do something like this na pwedeng iterno sa nachos! Thanks for the recipe. Perfect to pang DVD marathon on a weekend evening =)

    1. Ayi

      June 11, 2015 at 8:31 am

      Agree! That’s what the husband and I did after cooking this 🙂

  8. Jho Tacorda

    June 11, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Nako I am bookmarking this! Andali lang tapos mexican food na!;) mukhang yummy pa!;)

    1. Ayi

      June 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      You like Mexican food too? Yes, easy to cook lang talaga 🙂

  9. work@homeMillie

    June 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Oh, anything Mexican we like! I cook chili con carne from scratch and buti na lang masarap! I’ve never tried using hormel, though. Once na try ko na, I will tag you in IG 😉

    1. Ayi

      June 12, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I’ll try cooking Chili con Carne naman from scratch :)) Sure, let me know how it goes 🙂

  10. Kim Reyes

    June 13, 2015 at 2:19 am

    That’s usually my reason for not cooking. I’ve tasted far better dishes cooked by my mom, my husband and mother-in-law (LOL) so I get scared to whip up a similar dish by me. When I don’t have a choice, I often turn to these quick recipes as well! At least diba, may effort. 😀

    1. Ayi

      June 14, 2015 at 1:30 am

      Pwede na yun :)) I’m not a cook as well and still learning how the kitchen works since I got married. But I’m trying :))

  11. Janice

    June 13, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I love Mexicali too. I used to eat there a lot. But I’ve never tried cooking chili con carne at home. Will take note of this recipe so that we can try it out. Thanks!

    1. Ayi

      June 14, 2015 at 1:30 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  12. Mommy Anna

    June 16, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Will share this one to my sis who loves to eat mexican type of food thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Ayi

      June 16, 2015 at 5:02 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

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