I am a fussy eater (mostly carnivorous) and I often struggle to find things I can cook for myself and my two young boys.
I've never found a straight receipe for an adaptable chilli that can feed me, a 6 and 3 year old and still have plenty of leftovers for the freezer so here's my adaptation of a decent one from Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food book.
It's got a nice level of flavour of heat from the spices but without being particularly hot.
Step 1: Fussy Eaters Chilli Con Carne: Ingredients
500 g quality minced beef
1 medium onion (very finely chopped, blitzed in a blender for preference)
1-2 medium carrots (chopped into small cubes about 5mm across)
1 stick celery (finely chopped)
1 red pepper (remove stalks & seeds, chopped into small cubes about 5mm across)
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 chicken stock cube (or similar)
400g tinned red kidney beans OR tinned Baked Beans
500g passata OR 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
1 small bunch fresh coriander
freshly ground black pepper
The above will serve about 6 people.
Serve this with 400g basmati rice or jacket potatoes or couscous