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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.31 / 5 (93 votes)

Prep time:
55 min
Cook time:
2 hrs 40 min

Chilli con carne is a great winter warmer, Paul Merrett goes all out and serves his with tortillas and salad


1. Heat the oil in large heavy based saucepan and fry the onions and garlic until softened and slightly browned.

2. Add mince and start to seal, then stir in all the ground spices.

3. Add the chopped mushrooms and red chillies, then pour in the red wine and Worcestershire sauce and let it simmer until it begins to reduce in size.

4. Add the sliced tomatoes, beef stock and kidney beans and cook gently (uncovered) for about 2 hours.

5. Serve the chilli con carne alongside warmed tortillas and small bowls of the avocado salad, cheese, sour cream, onions, lettuce and sweet chilli sauce.

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Latest Comment


I watched this last night & it didn't include mussels...the list of ingredients is wrong. It misses out the advacado etc.....Still it looked amazing & I can't wait to cook it

JoseeS83237 JoseeS83237  Posted 09 Feb 2012 8:45 AM

Really nice chilli, tasty and warming with the paprika and a real treat with the accompaniments 5*

ClareB30537 ClareB30537  Posted 31 Jan 2012 6:35 PM