Chilli beef winter warmer

By admin
09 June 2014

This spicy mince dish is a great hassle-free way to fill up a hungry family.

Serves 6 Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 45 min

30 ml (2 T) oil

1 red onion, finely chopped

1 carrot, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

5 ml (1 t) chilli powder

2 ml (½ t) paprika

2 ml (½ t) dried mixed herbs

500 g beef mince

1 can (400 g) whole cherry tomatoes

1 red pepper, chopped

1 can (400 g) red kidney beans

salt and pepper

500 ml (2 c) beef stock


3 green tomatoes, skinned and seeds removed

½ onion, chopped

½ green pepper

1 avocado

45 ml (3 T) olive oil

salt and pepper


pitta breads

handful of fresh coriander, chopped

1 Heat the oil in a pot over medium. Sauté the onion until soft, add the carrot, garlic, chilli powder, paprika and mixed herbs and cook until fragrant.

2 Add the mince and brown, breaking it up as it cooks. Stir in the tomatoes and red pepper and cook for a minute. Stir in the kidney beans and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the stock and simmer for 30 minutes or until thickened.

3 Guacamole: Blitz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

4 To serve: Lightly toast the pitta breads. Garnish the mince with chopped coriander and serve with the guacamole and pitta breads.

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