Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne, according to Wikipedia, a slight corruption of the Spanish Chile con carne, which means peppers with meat. At the moment we are experiencing extremely cold weather and it has now been raining non-stop for about 10 days.
Hearty meals that warms you up from the inside, are therefor the obvious choice when deciding what to cook. I found this recipe in a local Magazine, Fresh Living.
I followed the original recipe, but used beef mince instead of ostrich.

Chili Con Carne

2 Tbsp olive oil
2 onions finely chopped
4 cloves garlic – finely chopped
1 tsp chili flakes
1 Tbsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 kg lean beef mince
1 red pepper, chopped
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 cup water
25gr dark (70%) chocolate
2 cans red kidney beans
salt and pepper to taste.

Heat oil in pan. Saute onion until soft. Add garlic and fry for 1 minute.Add chili, coriander, cumin and stir well. Toss in the meat and brown. Stir in red pepper, chopped tomatoes, tomato ketchup, paste, water and chocolate and mix well. Simmer for 45 minutes. Add more water if necessary. Add kidney beans and season well. Serve with salsa, avocado, lime wedges, sour cream and nachos. A delicious winter warmer!!!!

For the Salsa

250gr baby tomatoes, quartered.
i bunch spring onions
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
juice of 2 limes
1 chili chopped
salt and pepper to taste.

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