Saturday, 18 March 2017

Kids friendly chili

Chili no carne has finally got a well deserved place on our menu. I have been playing with different ingredients for a long time and now the search is over, I've got the right formula  ✔
So, no kidney beans or any other big size beans, no celery, sweet potato or butternut squash ....


serve 5-6 people

1 diced onion
2 cloves garlic
2 diced carrots
200 gr green lentils
1 tin chopped tomato
half pack chili mix
1 tin black beans or 200 gr cooked black beans
1 green bell pepper 
1 mug rice 
fresh salad ( tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, red cubbage, parsley )

In a large cooking pot heat up a splash of olive oil, add the onions, garlic and carrots and stir for 5 minutes. Add the lentils ( they don't need soaking overnight but it's better so soak them at least an hour ).
Pour in about 400 ml hot water, put the lid on and cook everything on a low temperature for 40 to 50 minutes.
Now sprinkle the chili powder mix , add the tomatoes ( I blitz them in a blender for smooth texture ) , beans and cook for further 30 minutes stirring every now and then.
Ten minutes before it's cooked add the green pepper cut into long strips.
I don't add any salt or pepper because the chili mix is already salty.
In the meantime cook your favorite rice.
Chop all veggies for the salad. Season with some olive oil and lime juice. 
Serve as you wish .......

note: sometimes I use baked beans if I have no black beans . Simply pour the whole tin of baked beans into a colander and wash it under the cold water.....

I use this chili mix because it's very mild


1 comment:

  1. Love Chili, even the Kid friendly version:) I often make the Adult version with spices.