August 29, 2012

Izy's Chilli Con Carne

I had the pleasure of having Izy cook tonight. The theme was Mexican and mind you he hasn't cooked this recipe before, but can I tell you it was AWESOME! So much better than the ready made stuff you get in packets.  

Thanks Bro!


  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 500g beef mince 
  • 1 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • black pepper and salt to taste
  • small handful pickled jalapeno,chopped
  • 1 small hot chilli pepper (fresh)
  • 2 cups soaked and blanched red kidney beans (or beans in a can)
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes


  1. Fry garlic in olive oil for about 1 minute
  2. add onion and cook onion for about 5 minutes. Make sure it goes golden brown, keep stirring whilst cooking
  3. add mince, and stir whilst cooking for about another 5 minutes, or until it changes to a light colour.
  4. add spices
  5. add fresh chilli
  6. add tomato paste and pickled jalapenos
  7. add diced tomatoes and add the beef stock last.
  8. bring to boil and then simmer for 45 minutes
  9. now add the pre soaked and blanched beans (you can use beans in a can)
  10. cook for another 45 minutes.
  11. serve with tortilla bread, sour cream, grated cheese.

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