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    Jamies Chilli Con Carne

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    1 hr 45 mins

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    Karen Elizabeth's Note:

    I was given 'Happy Days With The Naked Chef' and found that I enjoy Jamies style, he can be relied on for sensible recipes that work. I decided to try his Chilli Con Carne for my son and husband one weekend when the girls were away. Good comfort food, served over rice, DH found this spicy while I thought it could be pepped up a little more (sometimes I surprise myself!!).... adjust for your own taste! Jamie recommends chuck steak, minced, but I used ground beef that I had in the freezer. I don't think the sun-dried tomatoes are traditional, but they are a nice touch! This dish is ideal for make-ahead, and definitely tastes even better the next day!

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    1. 1
      In a large pot, fry onions and garlic in a little olive oil until soft.
    2. 2
      Add chilli powder, fresh chilli, cumin and a little seasoning. Then add the meat and continue to cook, stirring, until it has browned.
    3. 3
      Process the sun-dried tomatoes in your food processor, with a little oil from the jar, enough to loosen into a paste.
    4. 4
      Add these to the beef with the tomatoes, cinnamon stick, and the water. Check the seasoning, and add more if you prefer.
    5. 5
      Bring to the boil, cover, turn the heat down and simmer for about 1 and a half hours.
    6. 6
      Add the kidney beans about 1/2 an hour before serving, they are already cooked and only need to be warmed through.
    7. 7
      Serving suggestions, steamed rice, crusty bread, a tossed salad, some guacamole or/and sour cream/yoghurt.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2013


      My family absolutely loved this chili recipe. It was different than most, mild enough for the little ones, and had a great depth of flavor for the adults. I cheated by using a jar on sundried tomato pesto I had on hand, and by only cooking it for an hour. I bet it will be even better reheated as leftovers! It was delicious!

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    • on January 03, 2010


      I prepared this hearty dish for Recipe Swap #36. It was a real hit with my family and very easy to put together. I simmered it in the crockpot and waited, like you instructed, to add the beans until near dinner time. Served this one-dish-meal with crackers and we darn near ate the entire pot. It was very yummy on a cold winter day.

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    • on September 22, 2009


      Second time of cooking this dish, fabulous everytime - it is afterall Jamlie Oliver!! Like reviewer Noo I motted the sundried tomatoes, and used sundried tomato paste instead just because we do not have dried tomatoes. This is a superb dish and yes load it up with cheese on top at the end, so tasty, a firm family favourite in our household now. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jamies Chilli Con Carne

    Serving Size: 1 (691 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 694.1
    Calories from Fat 248
    Total Fat 27.5 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 85.0 mg
    Sodium 256.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 71.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 21.5 g
    Sugars 8.3 g
    Protein 45.8 g

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