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Chilli Con Carne with Guacamole

A warming classic meal to gather the family around the table or enjoy as a two on a cold winter night.


A TRADITIONAL family meal that warms and fills. Except this is a little less than traditional.

This 'Chilli Con Carne' isn't only about the spicy tomato based meal, but the accompaniments that go along side it. It may not be a traditional dish or way to serve, but it certainly is delicious.


We also use cannelloni beans instead of red kidney beans, as they are just a preference of the household. They remind us of large baked beans.


I love to pack as much veg as I can into meals and this chilli is no exception. Making the rice with peas and sweetcorn and having the onion and peppers in the chilli. It's a great meal to get those vegetables into your day. Added with the healthy homemade guacamole to add those healthy fats from the avocado. It's a super healthy mid week meal.


4 Servings

15 Minutes Preparation

2 Hours Cooking


INGREDIENTS

Chilli Con Carne

400g Mince Beef (I used 5% fat)

1 Tin of Tomatoes

1 Beef Stock Cube

1 Onion

1 Red Pepper

1 Tin Cannellini Beans

2 Tsp Paprika

1 Red Chilli

1 Chunk of Dark Chocolate


Guacamole

1 Avocado

1/2 Red Onion

1 Tomato

1 Lime (Juice)

1 Red Chilli

(Can add Coriander)


Served With

Nachos

Sour Cream

Rice and Peas


METHOD

Chilli Con Carne

- Heat a pot on the stove over a medium heat

- Slice the onions and peppers

- Cook in the pot with olive oil

- Remove vegetables and add more oil

- Add the mince and brown all over

- Add the vegetables back to the pot

- Put the paprika in and mix, coating the ingredients

- Now add the stock cube, tin of tomatoes and water

- Simmer on a low heat for 1 hour

- Add the cannelloni beans and chilli

- Simmer for another hour on a low heat until rich and delicious

Guacamole

- Slice around the avocado and scoop out the centre into a bowl and mash

- Cut the tomato into small chunks and add

- Dice the red onion and add

- Squeeze half of the lime into the bowl

- Chop the chilli finely and add coriander

- Mix the ingredients until it has a consistence you like, I personally like it chunky



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