Spice Up Your Day with Little Red's Chili Con Carne Recipe

Chili Con Carne Recipe With a Hot Sauce Kick

Our Chili Con Carne Hot Sauce Recipe

Searching for some serious comfort food that warms the soul? Well, then there’s nothing quite like a homemade chili con carne recipe. With a hearty nature and tantalizing spice, chili has found a special place in the hearts of many. But in the Emerald Isle, homemade chili has become a household favorite. But the question is, how much heat can you handle? Here’s a fiery chili con carne recipe with a hot sauce kick we know you’re going to love!

Why the World Loves Chili

Chili is known worldwide due to its hearty and warming nature. But the flexibility in terms of ingredients and spice levels is what really makes this dish special. Each mouthful gives you an instant endorphin rush from capsaicin, the chemical responsible for that heated kick, which tantalises the tastebuds and leaves you craving more. You can tone it down with a spoon of Greek yoghurt or kick things up a notch with a tablespoon of our Award-Winning Everyday Hot Sauce. But if you’re in Ireland, make sure to pair it with a cold and creamy pint of Guinness and a slice or two of soda bread!

Chili Meets the Irish Shores

While Ireland might be best known for traditional stews, it's no stranger to spices and international flavors. The age of globalization has seen Ireland become a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. So to celebrate this vibrant and delicious mix of cuisines, here’s our spicy homemade chili con carne recipe

Fermented Chili and Garlic Hot Sauce and Slow Roasted Pepper and Garlic Salsa

The Recipe: Chili Con Carne with a Hot Sauce Kick


  • 500g of minced beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped.
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced.
  • 1 can of red kidney beans drained and washed.
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of Little Reds Everyday Hot Sauce
  • 1 cup of Little Reds Slow Roasted Salsa
  • Grated cheese, sour cream, and coriander for garnishing


  1. Start with a large pot on the stove on medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until translucent. Add in the minced beef and cook until browned.
  2. Stir in cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour in the Little Reds Everyday Hot Sauce and mix well. This homemade chili will now go from good to spectacular - guaranteed!
  4. Add the can of chopped tomatoes and the rich Little Reds Slow Roasted Salsa. Let it simmer.
  5. Fold in the kidney beans and let your chili con carne recipe simmer on low heat for about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Serve in bowls and garnish with grated cheese, sour cream, and coriander.

A delicious bowl of chili con carne made with an Irish Twist

Tips and Pairs for the Perfect Chili Experience

Layered Flavoring: Begin with aromatic spices, then gradually increase the heat intensity.

Slow Cook: Enhance the melding of flavors by slow cooking your chili for double the amount of time featured in this recipe.

Perfect Pairs: Accompany your chili with traditional Irish soda bread, a cold beer, or an Irish stout like Guinness. To soothe the fiery tastebuds, a vanilla ice cream or creamy rice pudding makes for an ideal dessert after this meal.


If you’ve always associated Ireland with its misty moors and traditional stews, then this homemade chilli con carne recipe is bound to be an exciting revelation. It's not just a dish; it's a culinary experience. An experience of two worlds colliding – the warmth and zest of classic chili from South America meeting the depth and soul of Ireland.

Little Reds Sauces brings more than just heat to the table. Our range, especially the Everyday Hot Sauce and the Slow Roasted Salsa, introduces a fierce melody of flavors that make every spoonful unique. It's about the handpicked ingredients, the craftsmanship in production, and the stories behind every bottle.

So, as you sit down to this hot sauce recipe, close your eyes and savor it. Let the tastes transport you across continents, from the bustling spice markets of Latin America to the serene landscapes of Ireland. For in this bowl, you're not just tasting a dish; you're experiencing a beautiful merger of cultures, traditions, and above all, love for food!

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