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Chunky Chilli con Carne

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 40 minutes

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Serves 5

Chilli con carne made with diced beef rather than minced beef.

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 400g diced beef (small chunks)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 400g can red kidney beans in water
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes in tomato juice
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 tbsp cornflour or flour for thickening the sauce mixed with some water


  1. Saute the onion in the olive oil with the garlic powder (about 5 mins).

  2. Add the diced beef and cook for 5 mins until browned.

  3. Add the cumin, mild chilli powder and liquid from the kidney beans and stir. Cook for a few mins.

  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, red kidney beans and grated carrot and simmer covered for 20 mins. Mix the flour with some water to make a liquid and stir into the sauce. Serve with rice, jacket potato, chips or tortillas or whatever you like to eat your chilli with!

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