Chilli con Carne

    1 hour 20 minutes

    A good chilli con carne recipe is a great fallback when hearty food is needed. Serve with rice and tortillas.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g kidney or dry black (turtle) beans
    • 1 whole onion, peeled + 5 cloves
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 30g lard
    • 1 onions, sliced
    • 2 green capsicums, cubed
    • 2 red capsicums, cubed
    • 300g bacon, diced
    • 2 chorizo sausages, peeled and diced
    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 (400g) tin tomatoes, peeled
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
    • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
    • 1 beef stock cube

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan filled with water to the boil. Add the beans then return to the boil then remove from heat when it starts boiling again. Drain.
    2. Put the beans back in the large saucepan and fill with water. Add whole onion studded with cloves and garlic. Cook over low heat for 45 minutes. Season with salt to taste when cooked, discard the onion. Drain and set aside.
    3. Add lard to a frying pan over medium heat, add the onion, capsicums and bacon and cook for 3 minutes. Add the chorizo and cook for 2 minutes. Add the beef mince broken into pieces, cook for 5 minutes or until well done.
    4. Add the paprika and stir in 3 large tablespoons of tomato paste as well as the can of peeled tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then cumin, oregano and thyme. Add beef stock cube and simmer for 20 minutes. Add water if it seems to be drying out.
    5. Stir in the beans and taste for seasoning. Serve!

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    delicious!  -  20 Jun 2013


    Very tasty and easy to prepare. My husband loves spicy food and this one is a winner  -  20 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Extra chilli powder and removed peppers. Was lovely  -  14 Sep 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)