Saturday, March 8, 2014

Recipe: Chilli con Carne with Green Peppers

So many people are down on green peppers, I really don't get it! Even Nigella Lawson (the queen of comfort cookery) says they are one of the only ingredients she will never eats, she hates them. Ok so they are not as sweet as their red, orange or yellow counterparts, but I love the juicy, slightly sharp flavour for them, and they taste really delicious in a spicy sweet beef chilli. I have topped this with Doritoes cool salsa because that's what we had in the house- I have however really fell in love with Sainsburys Basics Salsa recently- it's only 70p and really really tasty.

Chilli con carne with green peppers (serves 4)

25g margarine
2 white onions, diced
5 garlic cloves, diced
500g beef mince
¼ tsp hot chilli flakes
½ tsp turmeric
2 green peppers, seeded and sliced
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 kidney beans, drained and rinsed
400ml beef stock
1 rounded tsp hot chocolate powder
2 tsp dark soy sauce
Salt, and pepper to taste
8 tbsp tomato salsa (homemade, or your favourite brand) 

1. Fry the onions and garlic for 5 minutes in the margarine. Add the beef, chilli and turmeric and fry for a further 8 minutes. Add the green peppers and fry for a further few minutes.
2. Add all the other ingredients and cook on a medium heat for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste and serve, with a couple of tablespoons of your favourite salsa on top!

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