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Tex-Mex chilli con carne

Using your own spice mix for chilli con carne is a revelation if you've only used packet mix previously. Rich, spicy and full of flavour, this Tex-Mex-style chilli is perfect served on rice with sour cream.
Tex-mex chilli con carne



1.In a deep pot, add 1 tbs of the olive oil and cook the meat until well browned. Remove meat from pot and drain, if you wish, to remove excess fat, although this will also drain off some of the meat juices.
2.In the same pot, heat remaining oil and cook onion, capsicum, garlic and chillies 3-4 minutes until soft but not coloured. Season lightly and add spices, cook 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
3.Return meat to pot; add remaining ingredients, except beans and simmer 1 hour, stirring regularly and topping up with extra water as needed, to keep mixture moist.
4.After (1 hour) add kidney beans to meat, stir to combine, and cook (25-30 minutes).
5.Serve with boiled long-grain rice.

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