Chilli Con Carne
This is a simple and tasty Chilli Con Carne recipe for those on a tight budget. No frills, no unusual ingredients and no fancy techniques!
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  • 500 g (1 lb) minced meat
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g (14 oz) tin of beans (pinto beans, red kidney beans, …)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (or more if you prefer)
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste (optional)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt
  1. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and stir-fry the onions until they start to turn brown (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the garlic and the spices and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add in the meat, break it up with your spoon and stir-fry until all the meat has browned (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add in the tomatoes, the beans and the tomato paste. Crumble in the stock cube and mix well.
  5. Cover and simmer very gently for 45 minutes. Check the seasoning before serving.
Titli's Tips
Serve with rice or bread or anything else that you fancy! Sprnkle some grated cheese on top too if you wish.

This keep well in the 'fridge for a few days and can be frozen too.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 600 30%
Calories from Fat 430
Total Fat 47.8g 73%
Saturated Fat 17.8g 89%
Unsaturated Fat 24.6g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 18.2g 6%
Dietary Fibre 3.4g 13%
Sugars 7.2g
Protein 46.6g 93%
Cholesterol 152.6mgs 50%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.