A bowl of hot and tasty chilli con carne is a perfect, family-friendly meal and a great way to use up store cupboard ingredients!
Plus, chilli keeps for a few days in the fridge, so you can easily make a bigger batch and put your feet up for a night or two!
Here’s our easy recipe using JJ Frozen Halal Mince (MEA379) – currently on offer from just £4.25 per kg.
What you need (4 portions)
JJ Frozen Halal Minced Beef (500kg), fully de-frosted
1 x tin of chopped tomatoes
1 x tin of red kidney beans
1 x red pepper, de-seeded and diced
1 x onion, peeled and diced
2 x garlic cloves, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chipotle flakes
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 teaspoon cumin
300ml beef stock (1 cube)
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 squares dark chocolate
Serve with rice, jacket potatoes or nachos!
What to do
Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan on a medium heat
Add the onion and garlic, stir until softened
Tip in the red pepper, paprika, cumin, chilli, chipotle. Stir for a few more minutes
Add the mince, breaking it up with the back of a spatula. Stir until browned.
Squeeze in the puree, then add the stock, marjoram and chocolate
Cover the pan and reduce the heat, stirring occasionally
After about 30-40 minutes you should have a thick, juicy sauce.
Keep tasting it and add more seasoning, or water, if required.
Top tip: Top with freshly chopped coriander and a dollop of sour cream.