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Quick-Fix-Beef-And-Bacon-Chilli-Recipe

Quick-Fix Beef And Bacon Chilli Recipe

This dish is a real crowd pleaser, and will fill hungry tummies in no time. Serve with rice if you need a bit more sustenance. Leave out the chilli or reduce the measurements if you’d prefer a milder flavour.

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 streaky bacon rashers
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 700g beef mince
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 120ml red wine, dark beer or beef stock
  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin of black beans or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
To serve:
  • Potato wedges, chips or small tortillas
Optional toppings:
  • Hot sauce, sour cream, salsa, grated Cheddar, avocado, jalapeños and/or coriander

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over a medium-high heat and cook the bacon until crispy. Remove to a plate and set aside, reserving the bacon fat in the pan.
  2. Add the onion, pepper, jalapeño and garlic to the pot and cook over a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until tender.
  3. Add the beef and cook for 5-6 minutes until completely browned throughout, breaking up large lumps with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the tomato purée, chilli powder, cumin, cayenne and some salt and black pepper. Stir to combine and cook for two minutes.
  5. Turn the heat to high and add the red wine (or  beer or beef stock). Bubble for 2-3 minutes, using a wooden spoon to scrape any sticky bits from the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add the tinned tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and add some additional salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Divide amongst serving bowls and crumble over the bacon. Serve with potato wedges, chips or small tortillas. Place a selection of toppings on the table for people to help themselves, such as hot sauce, sour cream, salsa, grated Cheddar, avocado, jalapeños, coriander or any other toppings you like.

Per Serving: 408kcals, 10.3g fat (3.4g saturated), 33g carbs, 6.9g sugars, 42.3g protein, 8.5g fibre, 0.264g sodium.


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