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    Easy Chilli Con Carne

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    cydon's Note:

    This is a really simple and versatile chilli con carne recipe that I've perfected over an admittedly short period of time, but it seems to work pretty well. It's really easy to adapt to vegetarian tastes - use whatever kind of tinned beans you like, mixed bean salads are easy to find at supermarkets. I really recommend that variation with tortilla chips and sour cream. It can be spiced up by varying the chillis to your preference. I usually chop them finely and put them in at the start with the garlic as it smells good. My starting point for this was a recipe in a book called Just 1 Pot by Love Food, with no author specified. This recipe is very much a work in progress so feedback would be very appreciated =)

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan. I use a wok, to feel exotic. Cook the garlic, onion and chillis until your kitchen smells wonderful. I prefer to keep the onion fairly crisp. The less oil you use the better but a tablespoon is a good guideline.
    2. 2
      Add the beef mince and fry until browned, then drain off as much oil as you can.
    3. 3
      Add the stock, tomato purée and tomatoes and mix well.
    4. 4
      Add the kidney beans, paprika, cumin and coriander and season well. If you like your bell pepper nice and soft, add it here.
    5. 5
      Simmer, stirring occasionally, for as long as you have. Time suits this recipe well but if you only have five minutes, so be it. Halfway through the simmering time, add the bell pepper if you haven't already. Now is also a good time to get rice cooking.
    6. 6
      Add a pinch of nutmeg if you like, I find it gives it a subtle undertone, but it's down to personal taste. More black pepper works well at this point too. Taste it, add more cumin and possibly chilli powder if it suits your taste.
    7. 7
      Serve with rice, tortillas or tortilla chips as you prefer. Goes great with sour cream.

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    • on February 16, 2009

      I saw you're request to delete this recipe, why? Sounds good, added to my chili cookbook and will try this soon! Papa D

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Chilli Con Carne

    Serving Size: 1 (316 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 612.0
    Calories from Fat 355
    Total Fat 39.5 g
    Saturated Fat 13.6 g
    Cholesterol 118.3 mg
    Sodium 352.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
    Sugars 10.3 g
    Protein 36.0 g

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