Ahead of Time Beef Chili Meat Mexican North American Pork Students Vegetables

Students Chilli

Students Chilli
Written by Herewego

I lived on this when money got tight in my student days. Students Chilli is full of flavour yet remarkably cheap to make. Adding sweetcorn makes it even more filling with very little cost. Serve with a portion of boiled rice for a filling main dish. I use a mixture of both beef and pork for the flavour and texture.

Students Chilli

Students Chilli

A cheap recipe that stretches food for several meals. Serve with bread or rice for even more meals.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Advance, Beans, Beef, Chillies, Pork, Vegetables
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 852kcal



  • Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil. When hot, add the chopped onion and garlic. Stir until softened.
  • Add the pork and the beef to the pan. Using a wooden spatula, brake up the meat. Brown the meats thoroughly.
  • Add the kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato puree, sweetcorn, cayenne pepper and chopped peppers and bring to the boil. When boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. The longer you simmer, the more intense the flavours. Stir occasionally.
  • Season with salt, pepper.
  • Finally add a pinch of chilli powder to how much heat you like before serving.


Sodium: 179mg | Calcium: 87mg | Vitamin C: 105mg | Vitamin A: 2312IU | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 7g | Potassium: 1667mg | Cholesterol: 179mg | Calories: 852kcal | Saturated Fat: 21g | Fat: 60g | Protein: 48g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Iron: 5mg