Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Chili time

I've not written down a recipe for a while, so here's a new one for the chili con carne I made today (it's a fairly standard recipe, but it did come entirely out of my head and it did taste very good, and is in fact the first chili I've ever made from scratch!)


  • 750g lean beef mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 garlic segment things
  • 2 peppers (one green and one red for more colour variety
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoon of tomato puree
  • 1 small tin of kidney beans
  • 1 small tin of sweetcorn
  • 4 closed cup mushrooms
  • 1 beef oxo cube
  • 2 tablespoons of hot chili powder (you should probably use real chili's, but I didn't get any!)
  • half tablespoon of cumin
  • half tablespoon of paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • splash of lemon juice

Chop up the garlic and onion and fry it up with a bit of oil in a large saucepan until golden. Add the mince beef and fry until brown. Add the oxo cube, spices, lemon juice and seasoning. Add the tomato, sweetcorn, kidney beans and chopped mushrooms and stir it all together. Put a lid on the pan and simmer it for about 20 mins. Serve with rice, a jacket potato, tortias or whatever you want. This recipe should make enough for about three fairly substantial portions (I've have quite a bit left!)

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