traditional chili (Chilli) recipe using minced beef,
kidney Beans and tinned tomatoes. This recipe is also often called Chilli
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550g/1¼lb Minced Beef
Large Onion, sliced
Green Capsicums, (Sweet Pepper) deseeded and sliced
x 400g/14oz tinned Chopped Tomatoes
level teasp Chilli Powder * See notes below
level teasp Salt
1 Beef Stock Cube
x 400g/14oz tin Red Kidney Beans, drained
Heat a large pan until hot then add the meat without any extra fat and brown all
Add the onions and peppers and cook for a further 10 minutes, stirring.
3. Add the tomatoes, bay leaves, chilli powder, salt and crumble in the
stock cube, mix well
then cover and
simmer very gently for 40 minutes - longer if you have the time - stirring
every once in a while and adding a little water if the mixture seems to be
drying out too much.
Remove the bay leaves, add the drained beans,
mix well and cook for a further 20 minutes, stirring from time to time. Serve hot.
Serve with plain boiled long grain rice
and/or crusty bread. A crisp green salad with a
vinaigrette dressing goes very well especially if the diners need
a cooling influence.
Main equipment required to make
saucepan with a lid
or plastic spoon
TIPS AND OPTIONS:
If you've never used chilli powder it's advisable to go easy the
first time unless you don't mind very hot food.
Substitute the beef with minced lamb
Substitute the tinned tomatoes with fresh tomatoes adding a
tablespoon of tomato purée or ketchup plus some water
Can be made up to 48 hours in advance. Allow to cool
then refrigerate immediately. Reheat thoroughly for at
least 20 minutes .
freezes very well so it's worth making extra. To freeze, allow to cool completely then
either transfer to ridged freezer containers or divide
into individual portion sizes and place in small freezer
Additional information about this Chili recipe
Chili is a spicy
stew whose name comes from the Spanish chilli con carne,
"chili pepper with meat". Traditional versions are made
with minced (ground) buffalo or beef however Chicken
Chilli recipes have become very popular in these times
of health/calorie consciousness.
Chilli is an excellent
choice when serving lots of people - great for parties
or larger gatherings - and can be made well in advance
then reheated when required.
Key techniques used in this
Brownto -To fry, usually in very
shallowfat, over a high heat in order to colour the food and seal in the
juices. This is usually a very quick process : not more than a couple of
minutes on each side of the food.