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Mexican Inspired Chilli: Perfect for get togethers!

Hot Chilli!!!! Who can resist?
Slap it on a baked potato, rice, chips with lashings of cheese, or a big platter of tortilla chips for the ultimate Nachos!
I love chilli, it’s that real feel cook comfort food that is so versatile and super cheap to make.
Its one of those dishes where you can utilise the leftovers and change it into a completely different dish.
Cinnamon is the key in this Chilli, it gives depth and warmth along with a beautiful scent.
Smoked paprika is also an essential, and it can be easily found in Tesco or most large supermarkets.
Chilli is a great family or group dish as it is easily made in large batches, or just freeze it and enjoy a chilli hit when you feel!

Mexican Style Chilli

300g Beef steak Mince
2 cloves garlic
1 large onion- diced
Half red pepper- diced
300ml Tomato Passata
1 tin chopped tomato
2 tbsp tom puree
1 cup Red kidney beans
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Worchester sauce
1 fresh red chilli, de-seeded and chopped finely
2 tbsp Chopped Jalapeños (jar)

(Dried spices)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp hot chilli powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp Smoked paprika
Sour cream and fresh coriander to serve

In a good non-stick pan add a good splash of oil and fry the garlic, onions and pepper for about 2 minutes, then add the dried spices and cook for a further minute.
Add passata, tinned tomatoes, balsamic, worchester, chilli, jalapeno and simmer for 2 minutes.
Add the ground beef and bring to the boil. Once boiled, bring to a simmer and add the kidney beans and leave covered on a low simmer for an hour, stirring every so often.
Season with salt and pepper and enjoy with rice, chips, or tortilla chips!

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