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Best chilli recipes?

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AuntieMaggie Mon 22-Feb-16 22:34:39

I'm fed up with spag bol so going to make chilli tomorrow for dinner - what are your best recipes?

RosyCat Mon 22-Feb-16 23:06:35


Fry some finely chopped onion and carrot in oil until soft.
Roast, skin and dressed a red, green and yellow/orange pepper.
Chop finely, add to onion/carrot mix along with some crushed garlic and chopped chilli. Fry til soft and aromatic.
Brown some mince, mix with vegetable mix, add a tin of plum tomatoes and some tomato puree. Simmer. add a wee bit of cinnamon stick.
Add some cocoa powder slaked with water once tomatoes have cooked down.
just before the end of cooking, add juice and zest of a lime and loads of chopped herbs (e.g.flat parsley)

RosyCat Mon 22-Feb-16 23:06:56

Dressed? Deseed!

midsomermurderess Tue 23-Feb-16 21:41:44

Google the Thomasina Meir's recipe, it's very good indeed.

AuntieMaggie Wed 24-Feb-16 20:22:49

Thank you.

Just looked at the thomasina miers recipe - looks delicious but where do you get the chillis?

Marzipants Wed 24-Feb-16 20:27:42

I love this one:

I add a couple of finely chopped sticks of celery in with the peppers to up the veg content.

NurseRosie Fri 26-Feb-16 10:43:44

My brother suggested adding coffee to chilli, apparently it gives a richness to the sauce. I haven't tried it but he loves it.

I have however tried grating a bit of dark chocolate. Sounds weird but has the same effect as the coffee.

snowymountaintops Fri 26-Feb-16 10:49:28

Cumin and cinnamon in chilli is lovely. I cook it for a long time so that it becomes rich and thick. Soured cream and fresh coriander with it yum!

midsomermurderess Fri 26-Feb-16 22:37:22

Tesco might have the chilis, in their speciality food it.

Gooseysgirl Fri 26-Feb-16 22:41:37

Google Nigella Express quick chilli recipe, it's a big favourite in my house!

DrivingMissLazy1 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:45:33

A friend recommended tinned tomato soup instead of tinned tomatoes and throwing in a can of baked beans as well as kidney beans. Turned out very tasty.

Casmama Fri 26-Feb-16 22:51:35

I make spag Bol for the kids but go easy on herbs then add cumin and chilli flakes but I appreciate that's a bit lazy grin

ScoopyDoo Fri 26-Feb-16 22:57:04

Hairy bikers chilli from diet book (but google it) is excellent.

geegeeW Fri 26-Feb-16 23:09:09

I love Jamie Oliver's vegetarian chilli with sweet potatoes and cinnamon...

cdtaylornats Sat 27-Feb-16 08:13:20

I use turkey mince in mine, not as fatty, cheaper and once its chillied there isn't much taste difference

neversleepagain Sat 27-Feb-16 21:58:50

Jamie Oliver's shin of beef chilli, delicious!

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Sun 28-Feb-16 10:05:25

I brown the meat then remove.
Soften onions then add garlic fresh chilli (or dried chilli flakes) plus ground cumin, coriander and smoked paprika for a couple mins.

Return meat to pan then add tinned toms, kidney beans, finely chopped green peppers and mushrooms. Simmer very slowly for an hour or so.

I feel like I've forgotten something ?! But that's the gist.

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