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Chilli con Carne

Cowbridge Kitchen

Chilli con Carne is a spicy minced beef stew made with red kidney beans, onions and garlic.

Chilli con Carne is traditionally served with rice and sour cream. You can make Chilli con Carne as Mild or as Hot as you like, in this recipe for Chilli we are not going to make the dish too hot, so this is a Mild to Warm Chilli that the whole family will enjoy.

Serve this with some plain white rice and a generous spoon of Soured Cream.

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This recipe will take about 1hr to make
20 mins Prep.
40 minutes Cooking time.
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This is per portion
Calories: 710
Protein: 37g
Fat: 20g
Carbohydrates: 91g
Fiber: 12g
Sugar: 15g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This chilli will feed 2 people, could stretch to 3 with slightly smaller portions. Table for Two Servings
Medium : You will need some experience to make this, but most people should find this recipe easy enough. Chefs hat Difficulty
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This falls into the category of a mild family chilli, not to hot

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Cost to make:
£4.96 / $6.28 (Est.)

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    How to Make Chilli con Carne

    red chillies sliced

    Chilli con carne or as it is sometimes spelled Chili con carne is often mistaken as the national dish of Mexico as the dish originated in northern Mexico or southern Texas, but it is not the National dish of Mexico, the is national dish of Mexico is Mole.

    We have a Tex-Mex version of this chilli that tastes great. In this recipe for Chilli con carne the chilli is not very spicy, just a little kick that most people can cope with. If you want it hot try 2 tsp of Hot Chilli Powder.

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    350 g of Minced Beef
    1 large brown Onion
    1 tsp Lazy Garlic
    1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
    1/2 Tin red Kidney Beans
    1 Tsp Hot Chilli Powder
    2 Tsp smoked Paprika
    2 Beef Stock Cube
    60 ml or 4 tbs of Tomato Ketchup
    30 ml or 2 tbs Sweet chilli Sauce
    45 ml Tomato Paste
    20 g Flour
    30 ml Olive oil

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Dice up your Onion and mix it together with the garlic.
    2. Fry off the diced Onions & Garlic in the olive oil in a medium saucepan for a few minutes.
    3. In a small bowl mix in the Hot chilli powder , Paprika , Stock cube
    4. Add the tin of chopped tomatoes to a food processor and blend for 30 seconds so that you get a thick tomato sauce.
    5. Run the Red kidney beans under cold water to rinse off.
    6. When the onions are soft add the minced beef and mix it into the onions well, cook until brown.
    7. The mince is cooked when it is a light brown colour.
    8. Tip in the chilli powder mix, made with paprika, chilli powder and beef stock cubes
    9. Mix with a wooden spoon and cook for a few minutes
    10. At this stage you can add the flour to thicken the sauce.
    11. Add the tomato sauce to the pan and cook until hot.
    12. Mix in the sweet chilli sauce, ketchup & tomato paste.
    13. Cover and cook for 10 minutes , until the meat is cooked.
    14. Drain off the Kidney beans and add them to the chilli.
    15. Cook for a further 10 min.
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    Chefs Tips

    Chili con Carne, meaning 'Chili with meat' is commonly served with rice, but it is great in a Jacket Potato as well. Another great idea for this Chilli is to use it for Chilli Hot Dogs.

    Chili con Carne is categorised as a spicy stew and is a very versitile dish, so why not try serving it with Nachos & Rice.

    2 tsp Hot chilli powder (Hot Chilli)
    It is traditional to use red kidney beans in Chilli, but you can use any type you like or leave them out all together. Red Kidney Beans 💬
    Any other beans