Jamie Oliver's Good Old Chilli Con Carne
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Serves: Serves 6
  • 2 medium brown onions, peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium eggplant, diced
  • 1 green or red capsicum, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 400 g tinned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400 g tinned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 x 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 500 g quality minced beef or lean turkey mince
  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander, washed
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
  • To Serve:
  • basmati rice
  • natural yoghurt
  • guacamole
  • 1 lime
  • Green Salad
  1. Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic, carrots, zucchini, eggplant and capsicum – don't worry about the technique, just chop away until fine.
  2. Place your largest casserole-type pan on a medium high heat.
  3. Add olive oil and all your chopped vegetables.
  4. Add the chilli powder, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, oregano and pepper.
  5. Stir every 30 seconds for around 7 minutes until softened and lightly coloured. If the mix starts to stick, add a little chicken stock
  6. Add the chickpeas,kidney beans, tinned tomatoes and remaining chicken stock.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the minced beef or turkey, breaking any larger chunks up with a wooden spoon.
  9. Pick the coriander leaves and place them in the fridge.
  10. Finely chop the washed stalks and stir in.
  11. Add the balsamic vinegar and season with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  12. Bring to the boil and turn the heat down to a simmer with a lid slightly askew for about an hour, stirring every now and again to stop it catching
  13. Serve with fluffy rice, yoghurt, guacamole, a few wedges of lime and a salad.
  14. Place everything in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves.
  15. Sprinkle the chilli with the coriander leaves just before serving.
Recipe by Healthy Home Cafe at http://healthyhomecafe.com/2015/03/08/jamie-olivers-good-old-chilli-con-carne/