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”.
Mild Chilli Con Carne
- 500 g 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?