Chilli con carne

If you are a spicy and hot dish lover, chilli con carne would be right choice. Chilli con carne means chilli with means. It serves with bread or rice.

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Ingredients

  • 500g minced beef

  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 sticks of celery, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 red pepper

  • 1tsp ground cumin

  • 1tsp ground cinnamon

  • 400g kidney or Pinto beans, cooked

  • 400g chopped tomatoes

  • 1 small bunch of coriander

  • 2tbsp vinegar

  • plain yogurt as much as you wish

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil

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How to make it

Place the pan on a medium heat and add oil and all chopped carrots, onion, celery, garlic, red pepper, cumin and cinnamon. Stir frequently and fry them for few minutes until softened.

Add minced meat, Pinto beans and chopped tomatoes and chopped coriander . Fry until meat lightly coloured. Pour 1 ½ cups water and vinegar into the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat down to simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Serve chilli con carne with fluffy rice, or tortilla bread.

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Chilli con carne

Ingredients

  • 500g minced beef

  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and finely chopped

  • 2 sticks of celery, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 red pepper

  • 1tsp ground cumin

  • 1tsp ground cinnamon

  • 400g kidney or Pinto beans, cooked

  • 400g chopped tomatoes

  • 1 small bunch of coriander

  • 2tbsp vinegar

  • plain yogurt as much as you wish

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive oil

How to make it

Place the pan on a medium heat and add oil and all chopped carrots, onion, celery, garlic, red pepper, cumin and cinnamon. Stir frequently and fry them for few minutes until softened.

Add minced meat, Pinto beans and chopped tomatoes and chopped coriander . Fry until meat lightly coloured. Pour 1 ½ cups water and vinegar into the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat down to simmer for about 20-30 minutes. Serve chilli con carne with fluffy rice, or tortilla bread.

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Sweet Chilli and Tomatoes Pasta

This pasta made with roasted chilli peppers and tomatoes.

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Ingredients

3 large tomatoes, halved
1 large red chilli
2 garlic cloves, grated
40 g ground almonds
1 cup green olives, chopped into small pieces
200 g dried pasta
150 g chicken breast, diced
Handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
Olive oil
Salt- chilli flakes to taste

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Method
Place the tomatoes and chilli skin side up on the baking tray and grill until charred. Then leave to cool and remove the skin from the tomatoes and chilli.
Place the ground almonds on a baking tray and cook under the grill for 2 minutes or until golden.

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Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and Fry the diced chicken until golden, add chilli flakes and salt. Then add green olives, and grated garlic. Stir the toasted ground almond into the mixture.


Using a food processor, blend the chilli and tomatoes to make a puree. Add blended tomatoes and chopped basil leaves to the mixture and combine together.
Cook the pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain the pasta and transfer to a serving dish and pour over the sauce.
Bon appetite

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