Nell's Chili Con Carne

Newman’s Own Chili Con Carne

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Half the fun of eating chili is making it! Choose your favorite base sauce, either Newman’s Own Sockarooni or Marinara Pasta Sauce, then simmer away.

The best news? It can be ready in about an hour, or simmered longer in a crockpot to enhance the flavor. Serve with cornbread for the ultimate chili experience.

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 120 min

Print Recipe


  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 pounds coarsely ground lean beef (substitute rice for vegetarian chili)
  • 2 cups kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 jar Newman’s Own® Sockarooni or Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • 2-3 cups water
  • 2-3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Newman’s Own Organic Ground Cumin
  • Newman’s Own Sea Salt Flakes
  • Newman’s Own Coarse Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can corn (8 oz.)
  • Sour cream and lime wedges for garnish



Sauté onion, garlic, and pepper in oil until soft. Add beef and brown. Add kidney beans, pasta sauce, water, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer, uncovered, 1 hour, stirring frequently


Add celery and corn and simmer 1 more hour. Garnish with sour cream and lime wedges.


Note: Substitute 3 cups cooked rice for the meat to make vegetarian chili.

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