For me, cold January days make me wanna save energy, spend time in bed, get as cozy I can get, hot chocolate, spicy food and watch TV. Well that’s in my dreams, but from time to time I try to cut off my list at least one item a week. For today is hot spicy food turn. This amazing Easy Homemade Chili is one of my favourite option for Winter days. I remember reading about people working outside on cold Winter days and one of the most common dish was a hot bowl of Chili Con Carne with beans, served outside near a construction site. Even though I am not working outside in the cold, I find it very interesting and a lot more tasty after a walk in the park in very cold air to have a bowl of this Easy Homemade Chili on my couch and watch TV.
So, if you feel like I do, I have this quick Chili Con Carne Recipe, with fresh ingredients, a can of red kidney beans and a lot of spices. Let’s get to work.
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
- Cook Time : 1h 30 min
- Serves 8
- Freshly minced beef - 2 Lb. (1kg)
- Medium onions - 3
- Garlic cloves - 4
- Medium carrots - 3
- Celery sticks - 4
- Red peppers - 2
- Red hot chilli - 1
- Olive oil - 4 tablespoons
- Sweet paprika - 1 teaspoon
- Chilli flakes - 1 teaspoon
- Ground cumin - 1 teaspoon
- Peeled tomatoes - 3 cans (about 1200g)
- Red kidney beans - 3 cans (about 1200g)
- Small bunch fresh parsley - 1
- Cup fresh sour cream for serving - 1
- Sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic, carrots, and celery, halve the red peppers and red hot chilli, remove the stalks and seeds and roughly chop. Place your largest casserole-type pan on a medium high heat.
Add the olive oil and all your chopped vegetables. Stir for around 5 minutes until softened and lightly coloured. Add the chilli flakes, cumin and paprika with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
Add the minced beef, breaking any larger chunks up with a wooden spoon and stir until brown, then add the tinned tomatoes, chopped in a food processor, and cook until the meat is soft.
When the meat is cooked, add the drained kidney beans and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer uncovered about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness.