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Chilli Con Carne

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
500g minced beef
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1½ teaspoons hot chilli powder
½ teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
300ml vegetable stock
200g tin chopped tomatoes
1 square dark chocolate
salt & pepper
400g tin red kidney beans

Serves 4

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and gently soften the onion and garlic for about 5 mins.

2. Add the mince, turn up the heat and keep cooking until the mince is all browned.

3. Add the tomato puree, chilli and other spices and fry gently for a further 5 mins

4. Add the stock, tomatoes, red kidney beans and chocolate and season with salt and pepper.

5. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 mins.

6. To get a really rich sauce, remove lid and simmer very gently for a further 10 mins.