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Chili Con Carne

ingredients

serves 4
1 lb (450g) minced beef
6 oz (175g) dried red kidney beans
2 tbsp oil
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 large green pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
14 oz (397g) can of peeled tomatoes
1/4 pt (150ml) water
1 beef bouillon cube (stock cube)
1-2 level tsp chilli powder or seasoning
1 level tsp paprika pepper
2 level tsp salt
black pepper

method

1. Put the beans in a bowl, cover with cold water and leave to soak overnight.

2. The following day, drain the beans and boil in fresh water for at least 10 minutes.

3. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions, garlic, green pepper and beef and fry for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

4. Add the tomatoes, water, crumbled bouillon cube, chilli powder or seasoning, paprika pepper, salt and freshly ground pepper and bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

5. Drain the beans, add to the pan. stir well, then cover with a lid or foil and simmer for about 1 hour or until the beans are soft.

6. Taste and check seasoning. Turn into a warm dish and serve.

7. If preferred, this dish may be made in advance and reheated in a hot oven (425°F [220°C] mark 7) for about 30 minutes or over moderate heat on the hob, stirring from time to time until piping hot.

8. Serve with a large bowl of plain boiled rice and a tossed green salad.

What did you think?

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Ok
posted by mike @ 08:19AM, 11/01/08
It's and good recipe but not a great one i had to make a few changes to it but out of 10 i would say 7-8
Love it
posted by leana @ 08:20AM, 6/14/09
I used this recipe with a few alterations it was fantastic =] great as a basis with a few added ideas of your own =]
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