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Chilli and mushroom con carne

This is the healthier option with mushrooms, here are the ingredients for the Chilli and mushroom con carne without mushrooms:

15ml oil

2 onions, peeled, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 small red chilli, finely sliced

2-5ml cayenne pepper (according to taste)

5ml ground cumin

3ml ground cinnamon

500g lean beef mince

30ml tomato paste

410g can chopped tomatoes

500ml beef stock

salt and milled black pepper

400g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed

  • To serve: cooked white rice finely diced toppings: tomato, red onion, avocado fresh coriander leaves

Ingredients

For 6

Chilli con Carne

  • 15 ml oil
  • 2 onions, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, finely sliced
  • 3 ml cayenne pepper (or according to taste)
  • 5 ml ground cumin
  • 3 ml ground cinnamon
  • 250 g lean beef mince
  • 250 g Button Mushrooms, sliced
  • 30 ml tomato paste
  • 410 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500 ml beef stock
  • salt and milled black pepper
  • 400 g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed

To Serve

  • cooked white rice
  • finely diced toppings: tomato, red onion, avocado
  • fresh coriander leaves

Chilli and mushroom con carne Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pot over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until it. Stir in the garlic, chilli, cayenne pepper, cumin and cinnamon and cook for 1 minute. Add mince and cook, stirring, for 5-7 minutes, or until the meat is browned. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes. Sir in the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and beef stock. Season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 35 minutes. Add the kidney beans and cook for 10-15 minutes. Serve with white rice, diced toppings and coriander leaves (optional).
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