Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A big bowl of Chilli

Sometimes all I feel like is Chilli. A nice big bowl of it.  
Here is tonights version of it... Serves about 4

Chilli with avocado, yoghurt and coriander

1 onion finely chopped
1 T olive oil
500g ground beef mince
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp ground cinnamon
a good pinch of chilli flakes
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin cherry tomatoes
2 T tomato paste
1 tin water
1 tsp pomegranate molasses
1 tsp brown sugar
black pepper
1 tin of cannellini beans

Sweat the onion in the oil until soft. Turn up the heat and add the beef and cook, breaking up until browned. Add the cumin, coriander, paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, chilli flakes, and cook out for a further 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, pomegranate molasses and a few grinds of black pepper and bring to the a boil, then down to low and simmer for an hour.
Add in the beans ( you can use kidney beans, I just didn't have any) and cook for a further 10 minutes.
Adjust the seasoning and serve with the salsa and a big spoonful of greek yoghurt.

1 shallot finely chopped
3 small vine tomatoes, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 T coriander, chopped
salt and pepper

- Mix all ingredients together.

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