Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne


400 g beef mince meat
2 Romano peppers, cut into bite-size chunks
5-6 shallots, cut into wedges
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tbs ground cumin
2 tbsp tomato puree
400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
400 g tinned red kidney beans
1 beef stock cube
1-2 tbsp sugar
tabasco, few drops
2 thin slices fresh ginger
squeeze lime juice
200 ml water
4-6 tbsp oil


Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add shallots, garlic, peppers and cook for 4-5 minutes. Then add the mince and cook until lightly browned. Transfer all to large pan or casserole dish and add tomatoes,water, ginger, cube stock, sugar and all spices. Squeeze a bit of lime juice and add few drops of tabasco. Stir well. Half cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes.

Serve with soured cream or natural yoghurt, rice and fresh veg salad.


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