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Chili Con Carne

Saturday, 13 September 2008

I had my first taste of chili con carne with fries at Ed's Diner. It's basically a spicy minced meat and bean stew - very tasty, spicy and full of depth. Jeff was craving for this dish so I thought I'll have a go. We had it with tortilla wraps instead of fries. Other fillings include lettuce, guacamole and spicy refried beans (all of which are bought from Sainsbury's, ready-made).

For Chili Con Carne:
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion - diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic - crushed
  • 500g Minced Meat (I used pork instead of beef as Jade doesn't eat beef)
  • 1 can canned Plum Tomatoes
  • 4 slices Sun-Dried Tomatoes - sliced
  • 2 tbs Concentrate Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Beef Stock cube
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 can canned Kidney Beans - drained

Herbs/ Spices:
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole Cloves
  • 2 (or more) Red Chillies - sliced
  • 2 Bay Leaves

  • Heat up olive oil in pan, fry onions until translucent.
  • Add in garlic and fry until fragrant.
  • Increase heat, fry minced meat until browned.
  • Mix in all other ingredients (EXCEPT the beans).
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until gravy thickens.
  • Stir in kidney beans and leave to simmer for another 10 mins.
  • Season with salt.


3 oink oinks...:

Dave said...

Not only does your recipe sound delicious, but serving it in a tortilla wrap with lettuce is brilliant. Thanks for the idea.

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks Dave! I prefer this to serving it with fries actually. Feels much healthier.

Haley said...

We would like to feature your chili con carne on our blog. Please email if interested. Thanks :)


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