Step 1:

  • Heat the oil and fry onion until translucent.
  • Step 2:

  • add the chopped pepper and fry for another couple of minutes before adding the crushed garlic and frying for a further minute.
  • Step 3:

  • add your spices and continue to cook for about 1 minute and then add the tins of mixed beans, followed by both tins of tomatoes.
  • Step 4:

  • bring to the boil then turn down and allow to simmer for approx 25 mins, or longer depending on desired consistency. If it becomes too thick you can always add a splash of water.
  • Step 5:

  • serve with rice, bread, or it is really delicous with sweet potato weges (see below).
  • Step 6:

  • put a dollop of sour cream on top if you want
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  • Step 10:

  • for sweet potato wedges simply pre-heat the oven before preparing everything for the chilli. Chop the sweet potato into thick wedges, splash a bit of oil on along with any spices you might fancy (paprika is really good, as is cinnamon for a slightly sweeter taste) and place on a baking tray and put in the oven. They should take around an hour.
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