Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne

Many people have their own favourite way to cook chilli, but even a beginner can stir up a tasty supper.

Ingredients (serves 5 people)

  • Onion, garlic
  • one red chilli
  • one red pepper
  • tsp ground cumin
  • tsp of paprika
  • 400g minced beef
  • 300ml beef or vegetable stock
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • tin of kidney beans
  • serve with rice.

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  1. Finely chop onion, garlic, one red chilli and one red pepper and lightly fry in oil, then stir in a teaspoon of ground cumin and a teaspoon of paprika. (Add a teaspoon of chilli powder if not using fresh chilli.)

  2. Brown about 400g minced beef and then stir this into the onion and chilli mix.

  3. Cook this for a further 5 to 10 minutes but make sure it doesn’t dry out too much.

  4. When the meat is cooked through, add 300ml beef or vegetable stock and 400g chopped tomatoes.

  5. Add seasoning (including half a teaspoon of sugar if you want) then simmer for about 20 minutes.

  6. Add one tin of kidney beans and cook through for another 10 minutes.

  7. Stir regularly throughout to ensure the chilli hasn’t dried too much.

  8. Serve with rice.

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This looks such an easy recipe to follow and cooking from scratch is so much healthier for my family, going to be cooking this thanks

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