Chili Con Carne: Warm up with this comfort food classic

Cool temperatures call for a dinner that is warm, hearty, full of flavor and easy to make—like this recipe for Chili con Carne. Translated to “chili with meat,” this popular Mexican American stew is typically made with ground beef or turkey, red beans, tomatoes, but the additions of aromatics like hot peppers, garlic, onions, herbs and spices is something your friends and family are sure to savor. Serve this on a weeknight with freshly baked cornbread and a crisp salad or score a touchdown at your next tailgate party by garnishing this game day go-to with traditional toppings like sour cream and cheese or creative twists like fresh lime and, diced avocado.

Classic Chili con Carne recipes have many variables and can be made with different chiles, but if you follow along and try the recipe below, your loved ones are sure to come peeking their heads in the kitchen when the mouthwatering aromas start simmering away. Those that have welcomed the Bosch Benchmark Flexinduction Cooktop into their kitchen will love how the precision and efficiency of their induction cooktop makes it even easier to prepare this delicious chili recipe.

Follow the simple steps below and enjoy this effortless comfort classic recipe with the ones you love the most!

Chili con Carne recipe and steps
Photo credit: Bosch

Bosch Appliances:

Benchmark® 36” Flexinduction® Cooktop


PowerMove™ / Power Level Zones 9, 5 & 1.5

Cooking Time:

30 to 35 minutes


4 tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 lbs. lean ground turkey
2 tsp. cocoa powder, divided
2 tsp. ground cumin, divided
2 tsp. dried oregano leaves, divided
1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
2 fresh poblano peppers, stems and seeds removed, chopped
1 tbsp. minced garlic
4 dried ancho chilies, stems and seeds removed, chopped
1 1/2 lbs. cherry tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
3 tbsp. masa harina or fine cornmeal
2 tbsp. pickled jalapeno juice
1 tbsp. minced pickled jalapeno
1 tbsp. adobo sauce from canned chipotle chilies
2 tsp. molasses
2 cans (15.5 oz.) pinto, kidney or black beans, drained and rinsed
1 quart chicken stock
1 to 2 tbsp. kosher salt


Lime wedges, sour cream, diced avocado and torn cilantro leaves

Step 1

Place a medium, heavy, stockpot to the front of either the right or left hand side of the Flexinduction® cooktop. Engage PowerMove™, add 2 tbsp. oil to stockpot on Level 9 and heat until oil is hot and starts to shimmer. Add turkey, 1 tsp. cocoa powder, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. oregano and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook turkey 7 to 8 minutes or until browned and cooked through, stirring constantly and breaking up into medium crumbles. Remove turkey with a slotted spoon and place into a medium bowl; set aside.

Step 2

Wipe stockpot clean, if necessary, and add 2 tbsp. oil. Place onion, poblano peppers, ancho chilies, garlic, 1 tsp. cocoa powder, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. oregano and 1/2 tsp. salt to stockpot; sauté on Level 9 for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Slide stockpot to Level 5 and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 3

Slide stockpot to Level 9; add tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Slide stockpot to Level 5 and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until tomatoes have started to soften and break down. Add pickled jalapeno juice, pickled jalapenos, adobo sauce and molasses and cook 2 minutes.

Step 4

Carefully spoon vegetable mixture into the bowl of a food processor and slide stockpot to level 1.5. Process vegetable mixture, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until mixture is the consistency of a chunky salsa. Pour vegetable mixture back into the stockpot and add masa harina; stir to combine.

Step 5

Slide stockpot to Level 9 and add the cooked turkey and chicken stock; bring to a boil. Slide stockpot to Level 5 and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through. Slide stockpot to Level 1.5 to keep warm.

Step 6

Serve Chili Con Carne with fresh squeezed lime, sour cream, diced avocado and torn cilantro leaves.

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