Monday, September 08, 2008

Chilli recipe

Wow, lots of blogging today, it's probably because I haven't blogged in so long...
Before I type out the recipe, here are two quick things I've just remembered - I ordered '27 dresses' on DVD yesterday - great film, and I ordered a couple of pairs of glasses from Zenni Optical, they're fairly inexpensive which is good. Carol referred me to their site as she got her glasses from there. Have ordered these two pairs:

I think they're rather funky :).

Anyway, yes, chilli recipe... I've rearranged a couple of instructions and added some comments.
I got this recipe from Carol (hence the 'Carol's' in the title) as she suggested chilli as an alternative to (a) eating nothing, and (b) eating crap. I had to agree. And it's very nice. Good with chips - find the healthiest ones, least likely to give you a heart attack.

Carol's Random Chilli
  • 200g mince (used frozen - preferably smaller pieces rather than big frozen block)
  • 1 onion, chopped (well, I used half because we had a half lying around...)
  • 1 small tin of kidney beans
  • 1 small tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small courgette, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 300ml beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 chillis, outsides only, chopped (Remove all seeds - they're HOT - unless you like really hot food)
  1. Do chop up all the 'chopped' ingredients first, it makes it easier.
  2. Boil water, pour out 300ml, crumble your beef stock cube in and leave it to dissolve while continuing:
  3. Fry onions and chillis for a few minutes.
  4. Add mince and garlic cloves and continue to fry.
  5. Add everything else (including beef stock - swirl around a bit before pouring in) and simmer for about half an hour.
  6. Leave to cool a little, then put some on your plate/in your bowl and eat it.
  7. Later on when it's much cooler you can put it into small containers and freeze it (that is, if there's any left) and it's easy to heat up and have another day :).

Note: there is quite a bit of liquid and this does make quite a bit of chilli so use a decent sized pot.

Suggestions for other things you could add:

  • Carrots
  • Baked beans
  • Fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • Peppers

  • Enjoy!

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