Classic Chilli Con Carne


serves: 4
50 g butter
2 large onions finely chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
500 g minced beef
2 tsp chilli powder
4 tsp cumin powder
65 g can tomato puree
2 x 425 g cans red kidney beans, drained
300 ml beef stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped parsley


1. Melt the butter in a flameproof casserole. Add the onions and garlic and fry gently for 5 minutes until golden. Stir in the beef and cook, stirring for 10 minutes.

2. Mix together the chilli powder, cumin and tomato puree and stir into the beef. Add the kidney beans, stock and salt and pepper to taste.

3. Cover and allow to simmer for 25 minutes.

4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot, with plain boiled rice or crusty French bread.

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Retarded recipe
posted by rigby @ 03:40PM, 12/29/08
You don't use minced beef.. you think the mexicans had mincing machines
just beef chunks.. there's no chillis in this recipe.. what?
you brown the meat seperately from the sauce
in the sauce you need to toast the outside of the skins before adding them
you much up half the kidney beans this helps release starch and thicken the sauce

chocolate.. you need at least 70% cocoa solid.. but don't use too much

NO PARSLEY OR CINNAMON (seen that in other recipes).. what spacker came up with that idea

there's something else but i'd have to kill you if i told you.. make your way to rigby's place for the real deal.. london soho
Angry chef?
posted by Amateur chef @ 08:36AM, 2/26/09
Some angry comments there! not everyone is as knowledgeable as you, or perhaps pretentious? or else they wouldnt be looking up the recipie.
posted by intuition @ 07:23AM, 7/09/09
Its a basic recipe, if you know how to cook, you also know you can adjust this recipe according to your personal taste. No need to be offended by it.
The Classic and Simple way
posted by Young Cook @ 05:25PM, 4/06/10
Why would a person that knows how to cook a recipe then go and look it up...? :-S
Just to be-little a person that writes a simple yet classic version of a nice recipe or maybe just to try and brag onto a load of unnecessary additional ways to cook it?

It could have been simply suggested to add other ingredients or ideas but instead was put forward in a rubbish manner.
Sorry but, whats retarded...? More like who.

Its a nice, basic / classic and finer way of cooking Chilli Con Carne. Obviously all sorts can be added to any recipe. Each persons shall no doubt be different (-:
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