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Friday, 9 November 2012

Chilli Con Carne Like Mother Used To Make

A well known minced beef recipe, with a kick of chilli,which can be easily adjusted for heat, to individual taste,by adding more or less chilli powder.This recipe is how I remember it at home in my teenage years.

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Chilli Con Carne


30 ml./2 tbs. olive oil
1 large onion chopped( I prefer red)
2 garlic cloves,crushed
125 g./4 oz. bacon slices,chopped
1/2 kg./1 lb. minced beef
1 x 400 g./14 oz. can chopped tomatoes
1 x 400 g./14 oz. can of red kidney beans,drained
2 tsp. chilli powder ( more or less to taste)
salt and pepper


Heat the oil in a solid saucepan
Add the onion,garlic and bacon and fry for 5 minutes or until it loses it's pinkness
Stir in all the remaining ingredients
Cover and simmer for 1 hour

Authentic mexican video recipe for chili con carne
Parmesan or other cheese is nice grated over the top

Serve with baked jacket potato or rice,taco's,etc.

Serves 4