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    Essential chilli con carne

    Great piled into a jacket potato with grated cheese. Add in a cube of plain chocolate for a warm, richer flavour.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 6


    700g essential Waitrose British Beef lean mince (typically 10% fat)
    1 essential Waitrose Onion, chopped
    1 essential Waitrose Red Pepper, diced
    1-1½ tsp hot chilli powder
    400g can essential Waitrose Chopped Tomatoes
    1½ tbsp essential Waitrose Tomato Purée
    400g can essential Waitrose Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed


    1. Fry the mince, onion and red pepper in a large, non-stick saucepan for 5 minutes until softened and browned. Add the chilli powder and cook for 1 minute.

    2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and kidney beans, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    3. Serve with rice or jacket potatoes and topped with a little soured cream or grated cheese.

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    Cook's tip

    This freezes well. Allow to cool completely, then ladle into resealable boxes or bags and place in freezer; remember to label and date. To reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge and tip in to a pan, gently heat and bring.


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