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Chilli cheesy courgette chips

Chilli cheesy courgette chips

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Give your midweek chilli a makeover and serve it with delicious crispy courgette fries topped with parmesan and mozzarella

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal574
fat32g
carbs28g
sugars17g
fibre9g
protein38g
salt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper , cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 400g beef mince
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (we used Franks)
  • 400g can kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 50ml milk
  • 4 large courgettes , cut into chunky chips
  • 100g plain flour
  • oil , for deep frying
  • 50g parmesan , grated
  • 50g mozzarella , grated
  • chilli , to season

Method

  • STEP 1

    First, make the chilli by heating the oil in a deep frying pan. Cook the onion on a gentle heat for approx 5 mins until softening. Add the red pepper, garlic and paprika and stir for a few mins. Turn the heat up, tip in the mince, and fry until browning all over.

  • STEP 2

    Pour in the beef stock, tomatoes, sugar, hot sauce and season well with salt. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 30 mins. Five mins before the chilli is ready, tip in the kidney beans with their sauce, and stir to warm through. Keep over a low heat until ready to serve.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile, pour the milk into a large bowl and place the courgette chunks into the milk. Put the flour onto a large plate and season well. Take each courgette chip and roll in the seasoned flour, patting off any excess.

  • STEP 4

    Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan (until reaching 180C on a thermometer or a piece of bread browns in 10 secs). Fry the courgettes in batches for 5-6 mins until golden. Transfer to kitchen paper and scatter over flakey sea salt.

  • STEP 5

    To serve, cover the courgette chips in chilli with a scattering of parmesan and mozzarella.

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