Chilli Con Carne
A tasty, versatile and budget-friendly dish made with minced beef.
Servings: 4 people
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 500 grams beef mince
- 1 green capsicum, chopped
- 400 grams canned tomatoes
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (for very mild heat, x2,3 or 4 for medium-hot heat)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 400 grams tinned red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 10 grams dark chocolate (2 small squares, optional)
Cook onion and garlic in oil over low-medium heat in a large frypan for a few minutes until onion is translucent.
Add bay leaf, chilli powder, basil, paprika, salt and pepper, mince and capsicum and cook over med-high heat until mince is browned and there is no liquid in the pan.
Add tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil and then turn down heat so mixture is gently simmering.
Simmer for one hour, topping up with water as necessary so the mixture maintains the consistency of bolognese.
When ready to serve, add beans and chocolate and stir over low heat for a few minutes.
Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1334mg | Potassium: 1376mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 422IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 7mg