Thursday, 17 July 2014

STUDENT RECIPES//CHILLI CON CARNE


Living in a new home, I can officially say I have a kitchen. I've been really into cooking recently, creating a home cooked meal from scratch and making a good job of it and it turning out super yummy is the best feeling! I feel like such a housewife but I'm really enjoying it. As a student I'm always looking for ways to create food that can be frozen and reheated at a later day to save time and money!

Today I bring you a super easy chilli, I did the maths or my calculator did and this meal is around 300 cals (without rice) and with still only under 400 which is perfect for a dinner meal if you're not looking to especially diet but eat well.  Which I think is how I like to eat, in moderation of certain foods and aim to eat a balanced diet.

I've been known to set a fire alarm off whilst cooking pancakes and stir fry's so heres a how a easy how to, for even the not so smart cook's like myself!

INGREDIENTS:
500g Lean Beef Mince
Schwartz Chilli Recipe Mix  
1 tin of Chopped Tomatoes 
1 tin of Kidney Beans
125ml Water (1/4 of a pint roughly)

Optional: Rice or Garlic Bread



COOK THE MINCE. If planning on making a meal that can be saved for leftovers use all of your pack of mince, cook this until all of the pink is brown essentially!

ADD THE TOMATOES, SPICE AND WATER TO THE MINCE. Add all of these allow this to come to the boil and stir occasionally.

WASH THE KIDNEY BEANS AND ADD TO THE POT. Washing these takes the starch off and will add to the mix at just the right time.


ALLOW TO COME TO THE BOIL AND STIR OCCASIONALLY. Cover with lid when at the boil and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes. At the half way mark start cooking rice if this is going to be part of your meal.


WHEN FINISHED YOU SHOULD HAVE A LARGE POT OF HOT COOKED CHILLI. I would use a fork and cool it to taste and found it was ready after just 15 minutes on a medium to high heat.


SERVE AND ENJOY.



As you can see, I made way too big a portion, but luckily the rest of the contents in the pot was cooled and saved and made dinner when we didnt have time to cook a big meal. It went down a treat then too which was great! I'd say this meal cooks for at least 4 people.

How do you like my recipe posts? Do let me know if they're helpful, I know I could of done with some really simple meals when I started uni!

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