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Food Matters – Recipe
This recipe is a personal one I have developed over the years. Basically it is Chili Con Carne – Chilli with meat. However, I have added bits and stole other pieces and now this has become my go to, hot chili fix, recipe.
Chili Con Carne Recipe
Ingredients – four medium portions
- 300 gm of 5% – 12% fat of prime Beef Mince
- Chopped onion
- Half chopped pepper- colour of choice to make it look pretty
- 400g tin chopped tomatoes
- Large squirt of tomato puree
- Stock made of half a meat or veg stock cube and half cup of boiling water
- Grated orange peel – level desert spoon
- Juice of a fresh orange
- Three squares of dark chocolate – chopped
- 2 fresh finger chilies or birdseye chili – chopped finely
- 1 segment of garlic chopped
- 200g tin of kidney beans
- Half teaspoon of powdered chili
- Half teaspoon of “All Spice”
- Large dollop of Worcester sauce
- Half teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
- Pinch of sugar, sprinkle of salt
- Half a glass of red wine
- Half a dozen Cherry Tomatoes
- Heat a swig of olive or vegetable oil in a pan.
- Put in chopped onion, chopped pepper, chopped chili and garlic and heat till brown. Mid heat.
- Add mince and brown.
- Add stock and stir in.
- Mix in the ground chili powder, stir and leave to simmer on low for a while.
- Add chopped toms – mix and heat on low for 5 min.
- Add the All Spice powder. Stir and leave bubbling over for 5 min.
- Drain and add kidney beans – and Cinnamon powder. Mix and heat on low for 5 min.
- Add grated orange peel. Heat on low for 5.
- Add Worcester sauce, pinch sugar, sprinkle of salt & pepper and the squeezed juice of orange.
- Simmer on low heat for another 10 min at least – can be longer.
- When nearly done add wine and cherry toms and simmer to reduce liquid.
If it looks dry add splash of water or red wine – if it looks too moist at the end, higher the heat.
Serve with rice or jacket potato.
You can replace the beef mince with a meat free substitute or another meat or vegetable preference – and also use less or more chili depending on your taste.
Sunhouse Fun for Day 6 of the FebPhotoFest
I don’t get into the top five for Sinful Sunday on prompt week very often.
This image – a selfie from last summer – landed me in the roundup for the prompt of pink. I was thrilled as it is such a fun image and I enjoyed experimenting and setting it up.
Here is one of the photos I took when trying to work out how to get the shot I wanted. Look closely…
Mention for another blogger ~ Loving this image from Day 5.