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Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne


This recipe is delicious and very easy to make. 

  • Serves: 12 |
    12 servings
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  • Prep Time : 20 mins |
  • Cook Time : 1:35 hours
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400 ml olive oil

50 g ground paprika

40 g ground chilli powder

50 g ground coriander

80 g ground cumin

50 g cayenne pepper

4 red dried red chillies

3 bay leaves

2 kg lean topside mince

250 g white onion, diced

30 g garlic, chopped

1 kg (roughly 2 and a half tins) whole peeled tinned tomatoes, blended until smooth

100 g small green pepper, diced

100 g small red pepper, diced

500 g cooked red kidney beans, drained

500 g cooked black beans, drained

500 g pinto beans, drained

40 g fresh coriander, chopped

2/5 C (100 ml) lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

tortillas, guacamole and salsa, to serve

In a large saucepan bring the oil to a medium heat, add the spices and gently fry for 10 minutes. When the spices are cooked, add the mince, then reduce the heat and gently simmer for 20 minutes. When the mince has taken on the flavours of the spices, add the onion and allow to cook for 10 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and peppers and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the beans and simmer for 10 minutes.

Finish with the fresh coriander, lemon juice and season to taste.

Serve with grilled tortillas, guacamole and salsa.