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Red peppers in chilli con carne

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SummerRoberts Tue 23-Jan-18 16:32:24

Really boring but would you put red peppers chopped up in a chilli con carne?
There's some in the fridge that need using, but I don't know if it would make it better or worse!

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Aurea Tue 23-Jan-18 16:40:11

Yes. I use them all the time in chilli. It fact my favourite recipe asks for 6 peppers!

MsHarry Tue 23-Jan-18 16:43:13

Yes I always put green or red peppers in a chilli.

Fekko Tue 23-Jan-18 16:44:04

No. Wrong colour - green is much prettier...

CottonSock Tue 23-Jan-18 16:45:21


brownelephant Tue 23-Jan-18 16:45:24

any colour peppers is fine. they don't really taste much different.

MsHarry Tue 23-Jan-18 16:45:41

Won’t matter though. Red pepper is sweeter .

MsHarry Tue 23-Jan-18 16:46:38

OP you’re not much of a risk taker are you? Just do it it’s how you learn.

blueskyinmarch Tue 23-Jan-18 16:47:26

Of course it is fine. I put peppers of any colour in my chilli.

Purplerain101 Tue 23-Jan-18 16:47:46

Yep. Done it loads of times. They only taste a little sweeter compared to green and don’t make much difference to the overall flavour

SummerRoberts Tue 23-Jan-18 16:51:25

Hahaha no I'm not a risk taker! I must sound like a right sad act grin
Ok red peppers will be going in!

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MsHarry Tue 23-Jan-18 18:32:11

You rebel OP! wink

user187656748 Tue 23-Jan-18 18:34:33

I always put peppers into chilli

milkmoustache Tue 23-Jan-18 18:35:58

I dare you to add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to your chilli next time... It makes it taste richer but with no chocolate flavour at all.

mailfuckoff Tue 23-Jan-18 18:37:39

I put baked beans in my chilli as we had no kidney beans. Dc didn't notice any difference but it tasted odd to me

Giraffey1 Tue 23-Jan-18 18:39:18

Yep, use ‘em up!

theaveragewife Tue 23-Jan-18 18:41:13

A chilli is not a chilli without a red and green pepper in my house! Enjoy!

MsHarry Tue 23-Jan-18 18:53:22

I like it with cumin seeds fried with the onions. Adds a lovely flavour.

MadeOfPaper Wed 31-Jan-18 09:05:35

I chop up a jar of the little piquillo peppers. They add a lovely bit of sweetness and bite.

kateandme Wed 31-Jan-18 21:25:32

yes lovely add works well too.

moochypooch Wed 31-Jan-18 21:30:25


slippermaiden Wed 31-Jan-18 22:15:37

A red and a green pepper and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar!

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