Chilli Con Carne

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Chilli Con Carne (Serves 2)


1 Tbsp      Oil

1 small     Onion (peeled and diced)

1/2 tsp      Garlic (minced) or 2 small garlic cloves (crushed)

250g         Lean Beef Mince

2 Tbsp      Sweet Chilli Sauce or a pinch of chilli powder

1/2 can     Kidney beans (drained)/baked beans

2 Tbsp      Tomato Paste

1/2 Cup     Water or Beef Stock

2 Cups      Vegetables (finely chopped or grated), (carrots, capsicums, mushrooms, courgettes)

Salt and pepper to taste


1) Heat oil in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until onion and garlic are golden.

2) Add mince and continue cooking until mince is browned and no longer in clumps.

3) Add chilli powder or chilli sauce, beans, tomato paste and water (or beef stock). Cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes.

4) Add vegetables and extra water if necessary and cook for further 10 - 20 minutes.

5) Check seasoning and adjust to taste.

Serve with cooked rice or mashed potatoes

Tip: Leftovers can be used in potato topped pie, tortilla wrap or toastie pie filling

RecipesAndrea L