Here is a picture of today’s chilli.
Sadly ( 🙂 ) it was too nice to make it last two days.
150g lean minced beef
2 chicken stock cubes (I only ever use chicken or veg cubes when I cook)
1 large chopped onion
1 tin chopped tomatoes (or 4 fresh ones, chopped)
1 tin red kidney beans (drained)
½ teaspoon chilli powder (personal taste, you can add more if you like it hotter)
handful chopped mixed peppers
quantity to suit your appetite and cooked as per package instructions.
I cooked the minced beef in about an inch of water, then drained off the surplus liquid.
I added my onion and tomatoes with their juice and the stock cubes.
When that was bubbling nicely, I added my kidney beans (I would add the peppers here too, but would leave the mushrooms until the final five to ten minutes of cooking).
Bring back up to bubbling, stirring well to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pan, then turn off the heat, cover and leave to stand for a few minutes before serving.
This is a generous serving for two, but will stretch to four (or two days) if you add the extras and have a larger portion of rice. Cost is under £2 for everything.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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It was indeed.
I think you are liking your new stove
It’s practically identical to the one we had in the cottage so the controls and usage are familiar. This one has a combined second oven and grill rather than just a grill, but the main oven is a fan oven which is what I prefer. The hob is almost instant. It took seconds for the ring to get hot. I think we’re going to be good friends!
Then I shall look forward to many food-related blog posts 😊
I will do my best!
The first of many meals to come!