Thursday, 29 September 2011

Easy Dining...

Chilli Con Carne Peppers

1 onion peeled  and diced.
4tbsps olive oil
1tbsp finely chopped medium-hot red chilli
4tbsp oregano
4 garlic cloves peeled and chopped
1 heaped tsp ground cumin
80g minced beef
150ml red wine
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
150 ml beef stock
1 can kidney beans drained and rinsed
6 red peppers halved

To make the chilli

Put onion on the pan and fry with the chilli, oregano and cumin until soft and glossy. Add the minced beef and fry until it changes colour. Add wine, tomatoes and tomatoe puree and season with salt. Simmer for an hour adding a splash of stock every now and again to prevent it drying out. Stir in beans and allow to rest.

Preheat the oven to 220. Halve peppers and arrange on a roasting dish. Drizzle with oil and roast for 30 minutes. Remove and fill with chilli mixture. Return to oven for another 15 mins. Serve hot .

These would be great  to serve at an autumn dinner party as an appetizer. I used mine as part of a main course served with a mexican style rice which complimented the flavours perfectly! The kids might prefer the chilli mixture on a bed of  plain rice. Happy cooking!!


  1. Your food posts always keep my stomach growling!

  2. I never made chilli con carne but I have to try because it looks so yummy! x

  3. What time should I be over for dinner?:)

  4. Anytime around six would be fine:)

  5. That looks so delicious!

  6. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  7. Those look delicious! How yummy!

  8. I didn't have dinner yet.....i am very hungry now!

  9. Looks tasty!

  10. Wow! These look fantastic! Good for you that you cook such great meals. Cooking is definitely my weakest link. :)

    Thanks so much for following my blog!

  11. This recipe is so much alike with the stuffed peppers that I cook a lot!!It looks delicious!! You are a great cook, my dear Anne!!

    Wish you and your family an amazing weekend!!


  12. Anne, they look delicious ♥
    just the thing for Autumn.

    You have a lovely blog and I'm your newest follower.

    Have a happy (if not wet) Saturday.


  13. You make that food?and gonna eat with raw chillis?I do love spicy food,but I guess,a big challenge to eat them that way..
    romwe fashion

  14. The bell peppers are not as hot as raw chillies and when preroasted in the oven they become softer to eat!


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