Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Recipe by GeeDeeCourse: Main CourseCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

486

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

An easy Chilli Con Carne recipe that is full of flavour. Turn the heat up or down with what ever strength of chilli powder you prefer.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 onion diced

  • 2 mixed peppers yellow and green diced

  • 500 g beef mince

  • 1 tsp chilli powder your choice of strength

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes

  • 400 g tin kidney beans drained and washed

  • 300 ml beef stock 1 beef stock cube and 300ml hot water

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and peppers and sweat off on a low heat for 5 minutes until the peppers are softened and the onion is translucent.
  • Over a medium heat, add the beef mince and mix well breaking it up and browning all over and fry for 5 minutes
  • Add the chilli powder, cumin, paprika, tomato puree and mix until well combined. season with salt and pepper and allow to cook out for another 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes, drained and washed kidney beans, stock and Worcestershire sauce, mix well and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 1 hour.
  • Keep an eye on the texture, if the mixture is getting too dry, add a drop of water.and stir occasionally, scraping from the bottom to avoid it catching
  • You should now have a nice thick smokey chilli
  • Serve with rice, a dolop of sour cream and maybe topped with grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese.

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