Tuesday, June 24, 2008

CORE Chilli Carne Soup

Serves: 8 as starter course, 4-6 as mains

This bulks out well with vegies if you need it to stretch out. Fresh, frozen or leftover vegies, throw them in...

Difficulty: Easy

  • 250g premium mince
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped/grated/pressed
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 6 cup beef stock
  • small sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1cm cubes (approx 300g)
  • 1 x 400g mixed beans or kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 x 400g tin crushes/diced tomatoes
  • 2 cubes frozen spinach (100g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper *
  • 1 cup frozen beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels (or tin)

*Go easy with cayenne pepper, it's powerful stuff! You can always add more, but you can't take any out! At 1/2 tsp, it is quite mild, so try this first.
I use 1 1/2 tsp cayenne as I like a bit of spice

Brown beef, onions and garlic in 3 TB of water.
Add tomatoes, tinned beans, frozen spinach, stock and sweet potato and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add rest of ingredients and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Not on Core? The total for this recipe is 17 points.

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