Sara's chilli con carne

Sara's chilli con carne

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Ideal for entertaining families with kids, this classic chilli dish is quick, hassle-free and great to have in the freezer

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
820
protein
75g
carbs
59g
fat
34g
saturates
12g
fibre
16g
sugar
21g
salt
5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large onions, halved and sliced
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1kg pack lean minced beef
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 beef stock cubes (we like Just Bouillon)
  • 2 large red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 10 sundried tomatoes
  • 3 x 400g cans red kidney beans, drained

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 3. Heat the oil, preferably in a large flameproof casserole, and fry the onions for 8 mins. Add the garlic, spices and oregano and cook for 1 min, then gradually add the mince, stirring well until browned. Stir in the tomatoes, add half a can of water, then crumble in the stock and season.
  2. Cover and cook in the oven for 30 mins. Stir in the peppers and sundried tomatoes, then cook for 30 mins more until the peppers are tender. Stir in the beans.
  3. To serve: Reheat on the hob until bubbling. Serve with avocado or a big salad with avocado in it, some basmati rice or tortilla chips and a bowl of soured cream.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2007

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amohamy's picture
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Left out some of the ingredients as was going by what was in the cupboards. Was very tasty, however would use less chilli powder next time as it was a bit too hot for my liking!

rozzyx's picture
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I found this yesterday and made it last night, it was great! I fiddled around with the amounts a bit as I didn't want it to serve 4. I used half the amount of beef and 3 tsps of the spices and only 1 can of kidney beans as I don't like them loads. It was delicious and with rice and some grated cheese totally yummy! Still made enough for 4 though, so me and bf both took some for lunch at work.

dizzycooking's picture
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Yummy, filling but not heavy. Definetly worth giving a go, also it's not too spicy for those who are mild at heart

arc01160's picture
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LOVELY - but strange quantities.... I used 500g beef mince, 1 can of kidney beans, tomato puree instead of sundried tomatoes, 1 tbsp of hot chilli powder instead of 2 tbsp mild and also added 2 tsp of ground coriander.
Served with potato wedges lovely

lindaharrower's picture

how can this recipe be for 4 people, when it uses 1kg mince and 2 tins kidney beans??? I do wonder if these recipes are tested, sometimes.

whoscookingtonight's picture
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Served this on a bed of nachos covered in melted cheese with soured cream on top, delicious!

suzieq1601's picture
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This was a nice chilli, but IMO not the best I've ever made (unfortunately can't remember the recipe that was!), and I too cut the mince back to 500g, which was plenty, 1kg for 4 people is tons, not to mention expensive! Tasted loads better the next day too.

victoriamum's picture
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Oh forgot to say, i only used 1 tin of tomatoes and 1 tin kidney beans as i think 3 would be far too much. Turned out fine.

victoriamum's picture
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OMG!!! Made this for tea tonight for myself and partner and my 9 year old son, and i have to say it was gorgeous! Im never going to use another Chilli recipe again. I followed the recipe as wilo131189 suggested and it turned out fantastic! Really tasty and fuul of flavour, really delicious. My son doesn't like it very spicy so i just ladled some out into a different pot for him after the mince was browned etc, then added some chilli into ours for an extra kick. Gorgeous! I urge everyone to try this recipe, i promise you'll love it!

ellenboshell's picture
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Made this yesterday and had it with rice, and it was lovely, very tasty. Had the leftovers today with potato wedges and sour cream and it was amazing on the 2nd day, certainly the best chilli recipe that i've made!

I used hot chili powder instead of mild, just used about half as much, plus used the tomato puree instead of sundried tomatoes, this is going to be a regular from now on definately!

michelle-30's picture

This sounds tasty. i do like kidney beans but 3 x 400g tins seems abit much!!!

dpclough's picture
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Umm? Not sure about this. Didn't like the texture. Better chilli recipes on the site.

jinjerine's picture
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Wow! if like lazy me u normally use ready made packets, then give them up and make this instead.... so much nicer.
I used 1 tbsp of hot chilli powder, some tomatoe paste and just 1 tin of kidney beans (mainly because these were the only ingredients i had in). Really enjoyed it and loads left over to freeze.

wilo13's picture

i changed this recipe around a lot cause i thought it was too watery and a bit bland, ditch the sun dried tomatoes and the can of water and use two cans of chopped tomatoes instead of the one that the recipe suggests, ground corriander instead of oregano, add half tsp of cinnamon. When your browning the mince throw a glass of red wine in there and when you add the beef stock splash some worchester sause in there and 2 tbs of tomato puree and you will get a much richer tasting chilli! I'm a fan of spice so i used 4 tbs of hot chilli powder.

parksy's picture

A really tasty recipe for Chilli. The sun dried tomatoes make all the difference and this is great served with the avocado and sour cream. Also wrapped in tortillas with sour cream and grated cheese. A definite favourite.

louiseroberts's picture

really easy, tasted great have also done a mild version with less chilli powder and baked beans instead of kidney beans. kids loved it will certainly make again and again.

khambhaita_p's picture
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I made this for my husband and family as they are meat eaters. I prepared this a few days before and froze the chilli. Everyone loved this it was so easy to make. Will recommend to others and will make again very soon.

gunpowd3r's picture
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whoops 5 stars lol

gunpowd3r's picture
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Delkicious recipe and oh so simple to make.....always comes out perfect and ultra tasty.
My fussy OH who said he hates chilli wolfs this down.

I add extra peppers,garlic,tomatoe paste and chilli flakes and more powder for bite.

The recipe makes far too much for 4 people though, i only use 1 can of beans and 500g mince and it does my partner an me about 3-4 times for both of us so roughly 6-8 portions(good sized portions). Freezes well and re-cooks perfectly.

It is now one of my weekly meals that we both enjoy and am going to make it for guests soon.

I serve with rice, spicy potato wedges and a cool chive dip it is delicious.

jaynecringles's picture
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I love this chilli recipe, I use Hot Chilli Powder instead of mild as we like it hot. I make this most weeks & leave it in the oven in the cooking pot, the taste gets better after a day or two.

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