Food – Chilli Con Carne

This dish is healthy, tasty and easy and makes a lot so a great way to feed lots of people. I love eating this dish with lots of coriander and fluffy basmati rice.

1 Onion
2 Carrots (peeled and chopped into pieces)
2 Sticks of Celery (chopped)
2 Red Peppers (deseeded and chopped into cubes)
2 Cloves of Garlic (peeled and crushed)
500g Mince
1 heaped teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon chilli flakes (to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tin of Chickpeas (drained)
1 Tin of Red Kidney Beans (drained)
2 Tins of Tomato
Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar
1. Saute the onions in the olive oil until soft
2. Add all the vegetables and the garlic and cook for 5 minutes (stirring to ensure it does not catch)
3. Add the spices and stir
4. Add the all the beans and the tomato and stir well.
5. Add the mince to the mixture and stir well
6. Cook for an hour on a low heat with the lid askew to ensure the steam can escape – make sure you stir occasionally so the mixture does not burn
7. Add the balsamic vinegar and stir well
8. Serve hot with guacamole, plain yoghurt and coriander accompanied with basmati rice

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A romantic through and through, I see beauty in everyday things and love to draw inspiration from everything I am surrounded by. I live in JHB but travel to Cape Town often. Comfortable in both urban and outdoor environments - I take a natural, fun spontaneous approach to capturing life events.