If you read my blog you’ll know by now that I love cooking. It’s something I really enjoy, especially creating meals for my family or batch cooking to store in the freezer for homemade ready to go meals. I have to admit that I don’t usually use a recipe mix either.
One of our staple ingredients is minced beef – especially 5% low fat content minced beef. I can make lots of meals from one pack and I know that my family are getting a good hit of protein as well as something filling and nutritious for a meal.
One of our family favourite recipes is Chilli con carne. This is easy and quick to make but for me it has to be right and I have to have the right spices to hand. If I don’t have them I don’t tend to make it because I feel like it won’t taste authentic. I also have to admit I’ve never really used to recipe mix because as I used to feel that they were going to be overly sweet or salty and I tended to stay away from them. However I’ve been sent a recipe mix to try and see how it fitted in with our meal time prep.
for this recipe you will need –
- one 400g tin of mixed beans
- one 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
- 500g 5% minced beef
- two large onions
- one sliced peppper (any colour)
- mushrooms, sliced
- one Schwartz recipe mix
- your favourite accompaniment (we like jacket potato and rice)
Fry the onion in a small amount of oil (I use less than a teaspoonful). Once the onion is soft add the mince and brown off in the pan. I then add the sliced pepper and soften gently before mixing the spice mix in with a small amount of water. I add a tin of chopped tomatoes and mixed beans and leave the chilli to cook. Meanwhile this is a perfect time to get any accompaniments ready that you like with your chilli – we enjoy jacket potatoes and rice but it will go equally as well with some tortilla chips or in a wrap with some salad and cheese.
The Schwartz sachets have all the spices I would normally use in a chilli in one perfectly mixed sachet, with a rich, authentic flavour. The mix isn’t overly sweet or overly salty either.
This is a collaborative post.