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Essential chilli con carne
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Great piled into a jacket potato with grated cheese. Add in a cube of plain chocolate for a warm, richer flavour.
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.
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.
Typical values per serving:
1 of your 5 a day per serving excluding serving suggestion
This recipe was first published in October 2011.