Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Cheeky Chilli Pots

Stop what you are doing. Everyone needs a good chilli recipe and this is the BEST. Beautifully thick and rich, with just the right amount of sweetness and a cheeky hit of chilli, this is an old family recipe that I got from my sister and honestly, I'll never need any other.

My little La Creuset dish I found in the treasure trove that is TK Maxx and was only £12. It's quite hard to find matching sets in there but if you want one or two odd bits then it is perfect. Also, also! Looky, looky I made a gif!

What you'll need:

  • 500g lean mince beef
  • 2 tins red kidney beans
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin Heinz tomato soup (it has to be Heinz)
  • 2 tsp chilli powder 
  • 2 beef oxo cubes
  • 1 tsp cumin 
  • 1-2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Slug of red wine
  • Salt 
(Serves 6) 

Pre-heat your oven to 150c. Peel and thinly slice your onion - if you've got one just quarter and whack into a food processor, so much quicker and a lot less tears! Heat the oil in a large pan or wok over a low heat and fry the onions until soft. Don't be afraid to take your time over this. Onions are the back bones of dishes like this and to burn them or to still have crunchy onions at the end is horrible. 

Add the meat and continue frying until the meat has browned. Add the crushed garlic and shake the flour over the meat to coat it. This will make the sauce lovely and thick later on. Transfer to a large casserole dish.

Drain and rinse your kidney beans, then add them to the dish with the meat. Next add the tomatoes, soup and wine. Cover with a lid and place in the oven to cook for one hour. Check every 20 minutes and give it a stir / add a drop of water if needed. 

Serve with rice, crumble feta cheese on the top and you are good to go! 

1 comment:

  1. I looove chili! It's such a comfort food for me, and the kind that will taste even better the next day, so leftovers are always welcome!

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