Chilli con Carne

Happy Monday everyone!

Well this week 98% of my kitchen is packed up, so I'm having to create very simple meals! 

Lucky simple can be tasty, and lucky I love Mexican food!!!! I haven't made this recipe in ages, but I'm going to be repeating it now that I remember how good it tastes!


Olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 fresh chillies
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
2 bay leaves
500g ground beef mince
2 tins of chopped tomatoes
2 tsp tomato paste
200g  kidney beans
Flour to thicken
500ml water


1. Heat oil in frypan. Add onion and garlic add sauté for 3 minutes. Add cumin and coriander, bay leaf, a shake of flour and the beef mince. Cook for approx 5-7 minutes or until well combined and browned.

2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and kidney beans & 500mls water and stir until combined. 

3. Reduce to a simmer for approx 45 minutes to an hour.

Serve with sour cream and corn chips. You can also add guacamole (see previous recipe post).