Monday, December 09, 2013
#567 Chilli con Carne
350 grams Beef minced by your friendly butcher
1 Onion, red but if not, any colour.
4 cloves of Garlic
2 tablespoons of Chorizo chopped into minute pieces
1 tin Tomato pulp
1 big spoon of concentrated tomato or perhaps a squirt of Heinz tomato sauce
Cumin, Cinnamon, various Chilli Peppers all ground up.
(a variety of peppers is good; hot, spicy, smokey, paprika - you choose).
Salt and Black pepper
1 Jar or tin of cooked red beans
Juice of one Lime
Heat a strong solid frying pan till it is very very hot.
Fry the meat, keep stirring, it will start to stick but don’t worry, water will eventually come out, keep frying until it starts to brown - stop and set aside.
Fry the onions till transparent, add garlic then spices then tomatoes.
Add some water if it’s thick and stogy (or red wine, stock or even strong black coffee).
Add back the fried meat and cook very slowly for 40 minutes,
Add red beans for five minutes more.
Salt and Pepper to your taste.
Squeeze on some lime juice.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream plus any side dishes; rice, vegetables, guacamole as you wish.
Enough here for four or two servings and freeze the other half.
Left overs are good with a baked potato.