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 Every time I purchase beef mince I have two recipes in mind, Spaghetti Bolognaise or Chilli Con Carne, on this occasion is was the one with a slight kick.  Chilli is one of my favourite meals and can be used in so many different ways, with chunky potato wedges, piled on top of tortilla chips or if you prefer to keep it traditional, with fluffy white rice.

You will need:

200g Beef/Steak Mince
Olive Oil (1/4 tsp)
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 (200g) Medium Onion
1/2 Medium Chilli Peppers (down to personal preference, I use 2)
200g Kidney Beans 
2 tbsp Tomato puree
3 (200g) Tomatoes chopped
200ml Water
*secret ingredient*

I start by preparing all of my ingredients, finely chop the onion and chilli (remove the seeds to avoid burning your whole mouth off) and grate the garlic.

After adding a tiny bit of olive oil (1/4 tsp) I lightly warm the garlic and add the mince and cook on a low heat until browned.  Once the mince is cooked through the onion, chilli and kidney beans are added, just mix these in with the beef and cook until softened slightly.  Then I add the tomato puree and mix in thoroughly, cooking lightly before adding the chopped tomatoes and water.

Once everything is in the pan cover with the lid (or a plate like me if you have lost the lid) and I leave it to simmer for about 30 minutes on a very low heat.

*Secret Ingredient*
4 (50g)Squares unsweetened dark chocolate 
Once the chilli has been left to simmer for 30 minutes, add the chocolate and allow to melt,  for an absolute taste sensation!  It must be unsweetened dark chocolate, milk chocolate will not work.  This compliments the flavours in the chilli like a dream, you can't taste the chocolate specifically but it really does enhance the flavour.

Chilli Con Carne is such an easy, affordable and incredibly delicious meal and using this recipe it should serve 4 people.  I have served it with fluffy rice here, I totally cheated this time and used boil in the bag though.  Mum and I always keep some Chilli until the next day, something magical happens to the flavours in the fridge overnight, normally to make nachos.

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