Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Family Friendly Chilli Con Carne Recipe

I threw this recipe together yesterday afternoon, and it was so easy and delicious I thought I would share it here.  Its also fantastic value, it made 3 meals for our family from 500g mince!  I have used Herbies Mexican Spice Blend, as it has no msg, chemicals or other nasties.

Family Friendly Chilli Con Carne

1 large onion, diced
500g beef mince
1 - 2 T Herbies Mexican Spice Blend
1 red capsicum, de-seeded and diced
800g tin diced tomatoes
400g tin red kidney beans, drained
400g tin corn kernals, drained
Approx 1/4 c tomato paste
Approx 1 cup vegetable stock

In a large deep saucepan, heat a dash of olive oil and fry the onions for a minute or so.  Add the mince and Mexican Spice Blend and cook until mince starts to brown.  Add capsicum, tomatoes, beans, corn, tomato paste and stock.  Give a good stir and simmer without a lid for about 3 hours (add some water if it starts to cook too dry).

Divide into 3 (One for dinner, one for dinner the next night, and freeze one lot for another night).  Serve with brown rice, as a filling for baked potatoes, or with crusty bread. 

Some of my other recipes you might like to try:
Zucchini Slice
Easy Bacon & Broccoli Pasta
Slow Cooker Casserole

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