Italian Chili Con Carne

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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 35mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 3/4 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon dry Italian spices
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 28-ounce can Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes with Basil
  • 1 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh parsley, chopped, to garnish
  • fresh basil, chopped, to garnish
  • mascarpone cheese, to garnish
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, to garnish


  • Step 1

    Heat oil on medium heat in a large pot. Add onions, garlic, celery, carrots, peppers, Italian spices, and chili powder. Stir and let cook for 5 minutes until veggies are soft and herbs are aromatic.

  • Step 2

    Add ground meat to the pot, breaking the meat into small pieces. Use a wooden spoon to combine with vegetables and cook, about 3 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes with Basil, kidney beans, bay leaves, and water. Stir to combine. Let simmer for 30 minutes until meat and vegetables are tender.

  • Step 4

    Taste. Add salt and pepper by preference. Remove bay leaves.

  • Step 5

    Before serving, add a dollop of mascarpone and sprinkle Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil, and parsley in each individual serving.