What’s for Dinner – Chilli

Dear Joy Readers

We love this recipe in our house, especially because the kids love it. I always have this chilli in the freezer. Every time I make it I always double, even triple it and stock up the freezer. You can have it as chilli but it is also great to use for Nacho’s, baked potatoes or even taco’s. Very versatile!!!

1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 brown onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 red capsicum, seeded and finely diced
500g lean mince
3 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp smoky paprika (you can get this at coles or woolies)
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 pieces of chipotle chilli in Adobo sauce ( you can get these at most good deli’s)
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 x 400g cans of tinned tomatoes
1/4 cup pickled jalapeno chillies (If you like it hot)
420g can of kidney beans or black beans (I use refriedbeans and the kids have no idea they are in there)
If you have no refried beans at home and you have kidney beans just puree them up with a bit of water in your food processor and you have refried beans.
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh coriander
1 avocado sliced
Corn or Flour tortillas or corn chips to serve!!
Sour cream

Heat the oil in a large deep pan over a medium heat. Add onion, garlic and capsicum and cook, stirring occasionally for ten minutes until soft.

Add the mince and cook breaking up any lumps for ten minutes or until browned. Sprinkle over cumin, coriander and paprika and stir to combine. Add tomato paste and cook for a minute stirring.

Put the chipotle and chicken stock in a food processor and process until a smooth mixture forms. Add the chipotle mix with the tomatoes and (jalapeno if using). Stir to combine. I also add any beans that I am using at this stage. Then bring to the boil and reduce heat to a medium slow simmer for 40 mins until thickened. Then season with salt and pepper.

Fold half the coriander through the chilli then transfer to a large bowl. Top with remaining coriander, avocado and sour cream if using. We also like a little bit of finely died red onion on the top of our chilli, but it is up to you and Serve with tortillas or corn chips.


The Joy Girls xx

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