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Chilli Con Carne

Published Wednesday, 27 May, 2009 by George Sanderson

Awesum, simply awesum. Feeds 3-4



  • 1 Packet of minced beef
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 beef OXO cube
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato past/pureé
  • Enough rice for the people eating
  • Optional:
  • Tortilia Chips
  • Dips (Sour Cream, Guacamole etc)
  • 2 tablespoons oil


Heat the oil in a large pan until it's really hot. Chop the onion and open the kidney beans and tomatoes whilst you're waiting.

Add the onions to the pan, and stir frequently until soft and transluscent.

Add the mince (remember to remove the paper backing)

Stir pretty much constantly on a high heat until it all turns from red to brown.

Put back onto a medium heat and add the tomatoes, kidney beans (drained), sugar, oxo cube, tomato paste, and the chilli powder.

Mix everyhting together, and heat it until it starts to bubble.

Get it bubbling pretty fiercly, find a lid for the pan, whap it on, and lower the temperature to a very low, so that it is just simmering.

Leave this for about 30-40 mins

Cook the rice in the meantime.

Check the chilli every 10 mins or so, and if it looks a bit dry, and some water.

When it's done, divide it and the rice out between the plates, and enjoy!

Alternatively you can have it with Jacket Potatoes instead of rice,but remember to spike them first and that they take about 1hr 1/2 depending on their size.

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