Chilli con Carne

Description

Everyone has their favourite Chilli con Carne recipe, and this is mine.  Any Chilli contest, this is what I would enter!

Ingredients

3  
Carrots
2  
Onion
4 cloves
Garlic
3  
Celery (Sticks)
1 kilogram
Minced Beef
3  
Bay Leaves
2 teaspoons
Cumin (Ground)
1 teaspoon
Oregano (Dried)
6 tablespoons
Tomato Puree
1 1⁄5 kilogram
Chopped Tomatoes (Usually 3 tins)
3 teaspoons
Smoked Paprika
3 teaspoons
Cayenne Pepper
100 milliliters
Malt Vinegar
800 grams
Kidney Beans (Tinned (Drained))

Instructions

  1. Peel the Carrots
  2. Peel the Onions
  3. Peel the Garlic
  4. Trim the Celery (get rid of the dried and leafy bits)
  5. Put the above in a food processor.  Pulse the blades until everything is finely chopped.  You can do this by hand, but this is way faster!
  6. Take your largest saucepan (unless you have a ridiculously large pan, in which case, use your second largest).
  7. Heat oil, and then add the vegetables from the food processor.
  8. Add the minced beef and cook, stiring occasionally, until it's brown all over.
  9. Add the remaining ingredients and keep stiring.
  10. Simmer for 2 hours uncovered, stiring every so often.  Keep it moist though by adding water whenever it looks a bit too dry.

Notes

Since this makes quite a large quantity you'll probably want to have some tupperware ready to load up the freezer.

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