Melanie's Chilli

    30 minutes

    To make a double batch, double everything except the meat and onion. Use 1 can each of pinto or borlotti and red kidney beans, that is how I normally make it.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 1 (400g) can diced tomatoes
    • 1 (400g) can tomato puree
    • 1 (400g or similar weight) red kidney or borlotti beans
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon crushed fresh garlic

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stir and cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes, tomato puree, beans, chilli powder, cumin, cayenne and garlic. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste.

    Serve with cooked rice or as a filling for tacos.

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    Very good, simple chili with just basic ingredients. Our family of five devoured it and needed more. I recommend doubling it as she suggests, but use all kidney beans... yum!  -  11 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I doubled the recipe, but instead of 2 cans of tomato sauce, I used 1 can tomato sauce and 1 can of petite diced tomatoes. I also used 2 cans of Kidney beans instead of pintos, because that it what I had in the pantry. Delicious!  -  12 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is better than my mom's chili. Its quick, simple, and absolutely delicious. My husband raved about this.  -  02 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)