Recipe: Chilli con Carne with The Spice Pioneer

So today I’m back in the kitchen cooking chilli con carne. My inspiration comes from clearing out my kitchen cupboards. Well what else are you going to do in Lockdown! I made some lovely discoveries, including several spice mixes from The Spice Pioneer. Instant dinner inspiration.

These little Power Pods (cool name!) are packed with all the spices you need for a particular dish and have the recipe on the back. How’s that for making life easy?

Having all the spices measured out and ready for you in the little container makes cooking such a breeze – and there’s no wastage either. You can order a selection of Power Pods from

Their chilli con carne was rich and delicious and this recipe produced enough for four portions…so we have another dinner waiting in the freezer.

The ingredients

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

500g beef mince

1 tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 Power Pod of Chilli con Carne mix

The process

Heat the vegetable oil in a pan. Fry the chopped  onion and pepper until softened, about 10 mins.

Add the beef mince and stir through. Cook until browned, about another 10 mins.

Mix in the contents of the spice pod.

Stir in the beans.

Pour in the tomatoes and stir.

Simmer uncovered on medium for 20 mins until thickened.

Serve with rice and dollop of soured cream.

Learn more about these lovely little pots of spice and put in your order now at

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