Carolina Reaper
Chili Con Carne

This Carolina Reaper chili con carne is very flavorful and quite hot. If you want it even spicier, add a LITTLE more of the crushed chili to the dish. The Carolina Reaper is not only the hottest chili in the world but is as well the tastiest 

pepper I have tried so far. I have been growing those super hot chilies for 2 years now and started a while ago to use the dried flakes and powder in many of my recipes. It added a fruity deep flavor to the dishes that I hadn't known from other chilies.

Preparation time: 20 minutes 
Cooking time: at least 50 minutes
Resting time: 0 minutes
Total time needed: at least 1 H 10 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: standard


Serves 4

This recipe was inspired by Mhessler you can find the recipe in German language here

Chili Con Carne

  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 500 gram / 1.1 pounds beef mince
  • 3 cloves of garlic (or to taste), finely chopped
  • 1 big leek , halved lengthwise, chopped into slices, washed and drained
  • 1 x 410 ml / 13.86 oz. can peeled tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1.5 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp. plain paprika powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Carolina Reaper chili powder (use an 1/8 tsp. for a mild Chili or 1/2 tsp. for a very hot one)
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 2.5 cm / 1 inch dices
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 2.5 cm / 1 inch dices
  • 4 pieces (blocks) of dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 x 410 ml / 13.86 oz can red kidney beans, liquids drained
  • 1 x 410 ml / 13.86 oz can baked beans, liquids drained
  • 1 x 410 ml / 13.86 oz can corn kernels, liquids drained
  • 1 x 410 ml / 13.86 oz can green garden peas, liquids drained
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice


  • Add oil to a large pot on the stove
  • Turn stove to medium heat and saute the onions till they are beginning to become soft, stirring regularly
  • Add mince and saute with the onion until mince is crumbling up and turning brown, stirring frequently
  • Add garlic and leeks, stir well and saute all for another minute
  • Add tomatoes and beef stock to quench the heat, reduce heat to low, add all the spices, partially cover the pot with a lid and let the chili gently simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the bell peppers and chocolate pieces, stir briefly, partially cover the pot with a lid and let chili simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add peas, corn kernels, baked beans and kidney beans, stir briefly, partially cover the pot with a lid and let chili simmer for another 10 minutes
  • Sample the chili and if desired add more spice to suit your personal taste
  • Take of the heat and serve Carolina Reaper Chili con carne hot with plain yogurt and tortillas or mini pita breads

Mini Pita Breads

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