Easy chilli con carne

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Easy chilli con carne

2 large onions

700g lean minced beef/ lean stewing beef, fat removed and cut into 1-2cm cubes

5 cloves garlic, crushed

800g canned chopped tomatoes

2 green peppers, sliced

3 green or red chillies, chopped, seeds left in if you like your chillies fiery

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tinned red kidney beans, 400g

1 tsp brown sugar

To serve

125ml soured cream

2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

4 tbsp cheddar cheese, grated

Pour the olive oil into a saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Add the beef and fry for about 5 to 7 minutes, until brown. Stir in the onion and garlic and fry for about one minute. Mix in the tomatoes, chillies, peppers and a pinch of salt.

Put a lid on and stew for about an hour. The beef should be tender and the liquid reduced. Add a splash of water if it becomes too dry while simmering.

Pour in the cumin, kidney beans and brown sugar and stew for 10 more minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice, a spoonful of sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.

Tip:

If you enjoy really spicy food, serve this dish with a small bowl of hot chilli sauce. 

Serves
6

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
90 minutes

Main ingredients
Beef, Rice

Recipe Type
Dinner, Easy, Family Dinners, One Pot, Classics

Cuisine
Mexican

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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