I know many people have tried making chili but never quite got the flavour they were looking for. I've also seen tons of recipes out there, many of which have at least 15 - 20 ingredients, if not more, and this can often be daunting and a little overwhelming for someone who just wants to make a chilli for the first time. So I've made up this easy simple recipe to help you. Once you have made it, you can add other flavours, experiment a little, or just keep the recipe as it is!
I love making this as it is quick, inexpensive, uncomplicated, full of flavour, and very easy to do.
1Lbor 500 g ground meat of your choiceor for vegetarians, ground soya meat
1large chopped onion
3Clovesgarlic crushed / chopped
1/2lbor 300 g mushrooms choppedoptional
1 -2TeaspoonsMild dry chilli pepper seeds. (adjust to your taste..the morethe hotter!)
1ozcan whole peeled chopped tomatoes plus 1/2 can of water if necessary14.5, no added flavours
Peel & chop onion, garlic and mushrooms if using then add to a pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Lightly fry until the onions are soft and translucent (not brown as this will make them taste bitter)
Add your meat and cornstarch and cook, stirring in the pan with the other ingredients.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Stir it all together and leave to simmer on a low heat until the sauce thickens. Should take 10 - 15 minutes or so.
Whilst the sauce is simmering, cook the rice, pasta, spaghetti as per the packet instructions.
If you need more liquid in the chilli, add a little water until it is the consistency you like.
Warm your dinner plates/bowls up and get ready to plate up when the rice / spaghetti is done.
Have a taste to see if you need more salt & pepper.
Serving suggestion as I have done, with rice and a blob of Mayo. Perfect!
And there you have it, A Simple Chilli! Now for the pleasure of eating . Enjoy every bite and thanks for trying the recipe