Chilli Con Carne Soup

Posted by Muriel Hedgcock

500g Lean Mince
2 chopped Onions
2 Large Potatoes
2 large Grated Carrots
1 tin beans in tomato sauce
2 cloves Garlic grated
1tsp herbal salt
1 tsp Chilli powder/flakes
or 1-2 chopped chillies
1 tsp mustard
1 Tbs Tomato paste ( optional)
1 cube vegetable stock (optional)
Oil or butter for frying
1-2 litres of boiling water

Heat butter or oil in a large pot and add chopped onions cook until golden brown.
Add the mince & grated garlic. Stir and cook for about 10 minutes.
Add grated carrots, tomato paste, salt, chilli powder, mustard and cover with boiling water.
In the meantime peel and dice the 2 large potatoes and add to the pot. Bring to the boil.
Turn down heat and simmer for about half an hour or until potatoes are nice and soft.
Thicken by dissolving 1Tbsp cornstarch, mixing to smooth consistency with 50ml water & add to the soup and bring to the boil.
Serve garnished with chopped chillies and a slice of bread.

This is a hearty and spicy soup. Chilli is an ideal way to warm up your family on for those chilly winter evenings. Beware it is on the hot side for younger children !!!!

Tip: 1. Cook soup without the chilli and dish up for the younger children. Add chilli powder and bring the soup to the boil and simmer 5min for the hot spicy flavour to saturate the soup.
2. Boiling water is added to the soup to speed up cooking time.


Christie said...

We tried this for dinner tonight! We used lamb mince and it was really yummy. Stu added extra chilli cause he likes his hot! And there is some lunch for tommorrow. Thanks it was great!

stuart said...

Happy day, Mentored by Mom!!!

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