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student's chilli

By pauldennis (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
An easy meal that is based on tins and red and brown sauce


  • oil tablespoon
  • 1 or 2 onions sliced or chopped as preferred
  • 1 clove garlic (optional) grushed
  • 450 (ish) grams mince beef
  • 1 tsp chilli powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika (optional) or to taste
  • i tin tomatoes (chopped if possible)
  • 1 tin baked beans and 1 tin red kidney beans (drained)
  • OR 2 tins baked beans
  • dollop brown sauce
  • dollop red sauce
  • about 250mls Bisto gravy (2 or3 teaspoons powder in water)
  • Optional
  • green pepper chopped
  • mushrooms halved or chopped


  • STEP 1
    Fry onions and garlic until soft in frying pan in the oil. Include peppers if using
  • STEP 2
    At the same time add all the contents of the tins into a saucepan over a moderate heat bring to boil then simmer and stir frequently to prevent burning
  • STEP 3
    Add mince to frying pan and brown . Add chilli and paprika (if using)
  • STEP 4
    add red sauce, brown sauce to taste and gravy and stir to the saucepan.
  • STEP 5
    Add mushrooms (if using). Keep simmering until sauce thickens a bit.
  • STEP 6
    Add the contents of the frying pan to the saucepan and stir.
  • STEP 7
    Simmer for the time it takes to cook the accompanying rice, pitta bread, pasta etc.
  • STEP 8
    Tip Keep checking the taste and adjust as necessary.
  • STEP 9
    This can be played about a bit according to taste.

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