- A little oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 level tablespoon of chilli powder
- 500g lean minced meat
- 1 yellow and red pepper, sliced
- 1 celery stick, chopped
- 1 red chilli, chopped
- 1 can of tinned tomatoes, chopped
- 1 can of kidney beans
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- A can of yummy baked beans
- 400g rice
- 2 bags tortilla chips
- Grated cheese
- Heat up a little oil in a large pan, over a medium heat. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes, stirring until they are beginning to get squidgy. Add the chilli powder and stir.
- Break up the mince and add to the pan. The mix should sizzle a bit and not have any pink bits.
- When the meat has completely browned, tip in the yellow and red sliced peppers, the celery and chopped up chilli. Stir for a couple of minutes.
- It starts taking shape when you add the chopped tomatoes, and a healthy can of kidney beans. Stir in a dash of Worcestershire sauce. It is now best to leave for about 20 minutes on a fairly low heat. Then, add the yummy baked beans for the last few minutes. Season to taste.
- Meanwhile, put your 400g rice into boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. Taste the rice to see if it is cooked, then drain and keep warm.
- It is now ready to serve with tortilla chips and grated cheese. Other accompaniments are a dollop of soured cream, slices of avocado (tossed in lime juice), a touch of coriander, sand slices of lime and mango. If you don’t fancy rice, couscous is an interesting substitute.
Chilli con carne goes best with a cold beer or a hearty red wine.
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Recipe credit to: https://studentrecipes.com/recipes/party-foods/easy-cheap-chilli-con-carne/