Last night, I was in the mood for some good ole wholesome chilli but I hate canned chilli anymore. I didn’t have time to do my usual recipe in the crock pot (slow cooker) so this time I attempted it on the stove in half the time. It’s simple, cheap, and the whole family loves it, which goes along with all my family recipes “In Momma’s Kitchen”.
- 500g mince beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic gloves, diced
- 1 Tbsp ground cumin
- 2 Tbsp mild chilli powder
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 can tomato puree
- 1 can chopped tomatoes in tomato sauce
- 1 can black eyed beans in water
- 2 cans taco mixed beans in spicy sauce
- 1 can mixed bean salad in water
- 2 beef stock cubes
- 2 1/2 cups of hot water
- In frying pan, brown beef, onions, red peppers and garlic, together
- In large pot or slow cooker, combine all spices, taco mixed beans, chopped tomatoes, puree and the sauces that they are in
- Drain water out of black eyed beans, and mixed bean salad
- Add drained beans to pot or slow cooker with rest of the ingredients
- Add cooked beef mix in
- In separate bowl, dissolve beef stock cubes in hot water
- Stir into the pot or slow cooker.
- *Cook on the stove for 2 hours, bring to a boil then simmer, be sure to stir OFTEN
- *Cooking in slow cooker, cook for 4 hours on high
- Slow cooker is a much easier way to cook this and you only have to stir occasionally. I didn't have 4 hours to wait so I cooked it on the stove but had to watch it and stir often. Up to you!
If you can open a few cans of beans and brown some beef then you can whip this together like anyone. It’s the perfect meal to throw together in a crock pot (slow cooker) and have ready for when you get in from work or have a few friends over for a hearty dinner party. I serve mine with my lovely cornbread (recipe to follow next week). It is sure to be a hit with everyone.
For my kids I throw it over rice or baked potato depending on what they want. Buba can’t have the cornbread due to allergies so I serve his with a side of sweetcorn. Why not try mixing in your sweet corn in the chilli if your child prefers. I do this for Missy Moo.
Chilli Con Carne is one of my favorite dishes especially when it’s paired with my equally as favorite cornbread. I like to crumble my cornbread on top and eat them together. Don’t have cornbread to go with it, try topping it with grated cheddar cheese or sour cream. I also like mine with crackers crumbed on top. There are so many different ways to eat this scrumptious chilli.
What is your favorite way to eat chilli?