Lamb chilli

Lamb Chilli

Chilli Con Carne is an awesomely tasty meal, good with rice or on top of a baked potato. Making it with lamb mince turns the flavour up to 11!


Serves: 4 portions
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 45-60 minutes
chilli, con carne, lamb, mince


  • 400g Lamb mince
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 red chillis
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 beef Oxo stock cube
  • 1tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Peel and chop the onion so that it's approx 0.5cm square pieces (i.e. not too big, not too small), and set to one side.
  2. De-seed and chop the chillis (add half of the seeds back after chopping), and set to one side.
  3. Chop the garlic, and set to one side.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a wok or wide bottomed saucepan on a low to medium heat until it sizzles gently when a piece of onion is dropped in.
  5. When up to temperature, add the onion, chopped garlic and half of the chopped chillis and cook until the onion is softened.
  6. Add the lamb mince (by breaking it up and adding it in pieces) and cook, stiring regularly until the lamb is browning and has given off a large amount of fat.
  7. Remove from the heat and drain the fat off.
  8. Return to the heat, crush the stock cube over the mince and mix in, before adding the chopped tomatos and tomato puree
  9. Turn the heat up to medium, so it's slightly bubbling, add the cumin powder and worcestershire sauce and then stir to mix it all in.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Taste the chilli to determine how hot it is. Continue adding the remaining chopped chilli, stirring and allowing to simmer for 5 minutes before tasting again, until you've reached the heat that you want (Remember, the heat will come out through the cooking time and/or reheating, so always make it slightly milder than you want - you can always add more chilli prior to serving).
  12. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes, until it has thickened.
  13. When it's reached the correct thickness, perform a final taste test and add more chilli if needed, then serve.

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