2 x red onion finely chopped

800g beef mince

3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

1 teaspoon of cumin powder

1 tablespoon of paprika

2 tablespoons of tomato puree

1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

1 x 400g tin of red kidney beans

500ml of beef stock made up as per your stock cube instructions



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Boiled rice
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Warming Beef Chilli

preparation 5 mins • you cook for 6 mins •

Serves 6

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This is a delicious chilli - perfect to warm you up and a great, easy recipe to make in larger quantities. You can serve the lot in a big dish in the middle of the table to share with family or friends, or divide it up into freezer bags to keep for a later date. A good portion of chilli is super versatile - it can be reheated really quickly and served with rice, inside taco shells or wrapped in flour tortillas with grated cheese and a nice big dollop of sour cream on top.

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Put a tablespoon of oil into a large pan on a high heat. Add the chopped onion & garlic, along with a teaspoon of cumin powder, 2 teaspoons of chilli powder & 1 tablespoon of paprika. Give it all a stir together then add in the mince. Add a pinch of salt and move the mince around the pan with a wooden spoon, breaking it up and browning all over for about 2 minutes.

When the mince has browned, add in 2 tablespoons of tomato puree, the chopped tomatoes and beef stock. Stir and bring to the boil. Leave to boil for 30 minutes so that the sauce reduces right down. Just check it every 10 minutes or so to ensure that it doesn't boil too rapidly. Vigorous simmering is good, rapid boiling is bad!

After 30 minutes add in the kidney beans, reduce the temperature down to very low and cook gently for a further 5 minutes.

I hope that you enjoy it.


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