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Chilli Con Carne

I don’t care how out of ‘fashion’ this is - I love it . Mind you it’s probably so out of fashion, it’s cool. However, I do think it is better with cubed meat rather than minced meat.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 700 g beef minced or cubed

  • 2 onions chopped

  • 5 garlic cloves crushed

  • 2 tins tomatoes

  • 2 green peppers seeded and sliced

  • 3 chilli's

  • 1-2 tsp of freshly ground cumin

  • 1 tin kidney bean

  • salt

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • coriander leaves, grated chees and sour cream for the end

  • Hot Chilli Sauce

  • 5 chilli's deseeded or leave for extra hot

  • 1 large onion chopped

  • 1 red pepper chopped and deseeded

  • 2 garlic cloves crushed


  • 1.

    Heat the olive oil in a casserole, or saucepan.

  • 2.

    Cook the meat until it changes colour, add the onion and garlic and stir around for a minute.

  • 3.

    Add the tinned tomatoes, chopped chillies, peppers, and a good pinch of salt.

  • 4.

    Cover with a lid, bring to the boil and simmer for about 1 hour or until the meat is cooked (it should be nice and tender).

  • 5.

    By the end of cooking, the liquid should have reduced to a thick sauce; if it gets too dry though during cooking just add a little more water.

  • 6.

    You can also put this into an oven at 150c(300f).

  • 7.

    Finally, add the cumin, kidney beans (and a little of the bean liquid, if you like) and brown sugar.

  • 8.

    Simmer for a further 10 mins.

  • 9.

    Serve with rice,a spoonful of sour cream,some grated cheddar, maybe a taco and some coriander leaves sprinkled on top!

  • 10.

    Great too with tomato salsa and guacamole, and if some of your friends like a bit more heat , serve the Hot Chilli Sauce too !

  • Hot Chilli Sauce:

  • 1.

    Whizz up all the ingredients in a food processor, add a good pinch of salt, and 1 tbsp of water.


* This, like so many other stews, gets even better the next day. It also freezes.
* If you realise at the end of cooking that you have not put in enough chilli, just add a dash of Tabasco sauce.

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Posted by Michael9Report
damn hot but good