18. Mum’s chilli con carne

Home Cooking Made Easy p111

Lorraine’s mum, not mine. She suggests serving it with rice or tortilla chips, but why should anyone be forced to choose between the two? Serve it with both.

This is another simple recipe, you could probably do the first bit in about 20 minutes, and then leave it to simmer for about an hour. You just brown onion and garlic, add beef mince and spices, then red wine, tinned cherry tomatoes (like the stove-top haddock recipe), Worcestershire sauce and kidney beans. And that’s it!

I had some chilli powder in the cupboard that was a bit old, so I wanted to test that it was ok. I don’t know if there’s a good way to do it, but I can tell you that dipping a finger in and then licking it isn’t the way.

This recipe gives a nice kick, but also a rich flavour. It’s my new favourite chilli recipe.

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