Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Best Ever Chilli Con Carne

This one is a Jamie Oliver recipe and it is fabulous! Nice and rich and really really tasty!


2 mediums onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 red capsicums, chopped
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
salt & pepper to taste
400g tin chickpeas, drained & rinsed
400g tin kidney beans, drained & rinsed
2 x 400g tins diced tomatoes
500gm beef mince
1 bunch coriander, chopped
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • Using a large pot, place 2 tbsp olive oil and heat
  • Add the onions, garlic, carrots, celery and capsicum, cook til starting to soften
  • Add the chilli powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt & pepper
  • Cook stirring for 7 minutes until soft and lightly coloured
  • Add the chickpeas, kidney beans and tomatoes
  • Add the mince beef, breaking it apart with your spoon
  • Add the balsamic vinegar and coriander, bring to the boil and cover.
  • Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about an hour, stirring every now and then
Serve with rice, guacamole and lime wedges

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