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“What I have in the cupboard” con carne December 13, 2008

Filed under: Meat Dishes,rice dishes — obsidian @ 3:46 am
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Not a proper chilli con carne, as not much chilli in it (cooking for a family including a youngster)…. it was going to be a savoury mince, until I realised I had no potatoes… so I was looking in the pantry going “what goes with mince and rice? and a tin of kidney beans? and a jar of pasta sauce? hmm….” I’ve never actually had chilli con carne (I hate capsicum), So I started making it, then looked for a recipe online to see what spices to use.

some mince (no idea how much – 200g I think)
chopped spring onion
1 large garlic clove chopped
1 tin kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 jar of pasta sauce (I used Raguletto Bolognaise)
1 teaspoon cardamon
1/2 teaspoon corriander
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 ts curry powder
1 bacon stock cube
squirt of sweet chilli sauce
Sprinkle of pepper
1 carrot, finely grated

Rice to serve

Fry the mince, and drain to remove excess oil, add spring onion and garlic. Fry until garlic is soft. Add the other ingredients and simmer until the carrot is soft.

I put the rice in with the bean mix, but you can serve the bean mix on the rice.


Red Hot Root Soup

Filed under: Soups,Vegetables & Lentils — obsidian @ 3:27 am
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sweet potato
chilli paste
garlic (optional)
vegetable stock
1 tin cannelli or butter beans

Fry up onion/chilli with olive oil in a large saucepan until soft. add the chopped vegies. Add some stock to cover the vegies. Bring to boil with lid on. Simmer until vegies are soft. Add a rinsed can of cannelli/butter beans, then puree/process soup until smooth.

Serve with a dollop of cream on top and sprinkled dried parsley or a sprig of fresh for garnish, and some bread.

(From joh)

Leave out carrot and add 1/2 can of coconut milk, ginger and corriander


Chilli Cheese Fries November 16, 2008

Filed under: Extras & Side Dishes,Lunch,Quick meals — obsidian @ 8:19 am
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This recipe (of sorts) comes from a friend, and this is what she calls it.

Its more of an idea than a recipe….

1). Take a plate/tray/dish of cooked chips (bought or oven fries) or wedges, or even steamed or roasted quartered baby potatoes works….

2). Top with a tin of cooked “Stag Chilli” (I’m told to only use the lean beef one)

3). Top with grated cheese…..

Either eat as is or put into the oven (microwave) and heat until the cheese melts. I like a dolop of sour cream on top 🙂 You’ll need a fork as the resulting dish is a kind of beany-cheesy-chippy mess, but its gooooooooood!