Chilli is nature’s wonder with it’s fruits appearing in different sizes, shapes and colours. The fruit size of some varieties is more than a hundred times that of others. Chilli has two important commercial qualities. Some varieties are famous for their red colour because of the pigment capsanthin, others are known for biting pungency attributed to capsicum.
Ingredients (for 4 servings)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbspns oil
500g lean minced beef
1 tspn chilli powder (recipe said 2tspn but we found it to be too much)
1 dessert spoon garlic puree
1/2 tspn ground cumin
1/2 tspn white pepper
400g can of peeled plum tomatoes
1 tbspn vinegar
1 tspn sugar
tin of red kidney beans
Fry the chopped onion in the oil until light brown. Add the meat and cook gently for 10 minutes. Add the spices and salt to taste and simmer for a further 15 minutes. Add everything else and simmer for a further 10 minutes. Serve with rice.
Why not stir in some pieces of dark chocolate to make it extra rich?