Chilli

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1½ lb lean minced beef
  • 8oz tinned tomatoes
  • 3oz tinned tomato puree
  • 1 red pepper in smallish chunks
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon each of ground cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons mild chilli powder (or 2 tsp extra hot chilli powder)
  • 12 fl.oz beef stock
  • 14oz kidney beans
  • ½ lb mushrooms (chopped) - we usually put in lots more

Method

  1. Seal meat in olive oil.
  2. Add everything else except kidney beans and mushrooms.
  3. Simmer for one hour.
  4. Add kidney beans and mushrooms.
  5. Simmer for a further 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice or jacket potatoes

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