When you’re feeding hungry mouths and want something packed with protein and goodness, this Warming Mexican Beef Chilli does the job.
Using an economical cut of beef, as well as cheap beans, it’s packed with flavour and energy for busy families.
Heat oil in a large saucepan with a heavy base on a medium heat. Add the onion and minced garlic, cooking for a few minutes or until softened.
To this add the chilli, cumin, bay leaf, flour and beef. Cook, stirring for a few minutes or until beef as browned. Throw in capsicum sticks and cook for a further few minutes.
Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans and about 2 cups of water to the pan. Stir until combined well. Bring mixture to the boil, then reduce to low and cook for an hour or so, stirring now and then, until meat is tender.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve garnished with coriander, yoghurt, cheese, or anything else you like. To stretch this meal even further, serve on a bed of rice.