A little bit of spice but more of a mellow kick – this Chilli con Carne recipe is lovely (if I do say so myself).
It’s not so hot that the children will complain, but the heat is still there.
This is a simple recipe that you can pop into the pan, then leave to simmer – not much effort but excellent results. It still surprises me why many families choose to cheat when making a Chilli con Carne.
You only need a few spices and, once you own them, you can use them again and again in many other dishes.
I like to leave the chilli for 10 minutes or so after cooking with a lid on.
Not only does this give the food a chance to cool down slightly, but it also allows the flavours of the spices to mix in properly with the meat.
This is a dinner that I love to batch cook (just double up on all the ingredients) and I freeze half of it.
The flavours get even deeper after being in the freezer and it has even more of a kick once it’s defrosted and reheated.
You can buy a chilli stir in sauce for £1.58 or a packet mix for a slightly more reasonable 98p – but why do you need to when you can make it from scratch at a fraction of the price?!
- 500g minced beef
- 1 diced onion
- 1 pepper, chopped
- 1tsp cumin
- 1tsp chilli powder
- 1tsp paprika
- 1tsp mixed herbs
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 beef stock cube mixed with 300ml hot water
- 1 tin kidney beans
- 1tbsp oil
- 280g rice
- Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion.
- Once the onion has softened, mix in the spices and cook for a few minutes.
- Add the peppers then the minced beef and cook until the mince is browned.
- Stir in the tomatoes and stock, reduce the heat and cook for 20 minutes.
- Drain the kidney beans, add to the chilli and cook for 10 more minutes.
- Start to cook the rice
- Remove the chilli from the heat, cover and leave to absorb the flavours of the spice until the rice is ready.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 42g
Nutritional information on skintdad.co.uk should only be used as a general guideline, I am not a certified nutritionist. Please always check labels for allergens where applicable.
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