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Baby's first chilli

This traditional homemade Mexican chilli is suitable for the whole family to enjoy with rice or jacket potato

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • A little work
  • Serves 6 - 8


  • 4tbsp Olive oil
  • 500g Minced beef
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 Pepper, chopped
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • ½tsp Ground cumin
  • ½tsp Paprika (optional)
  • 2tsp Tomato purée
  • 400g Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 400g Can of kidney beans, drained
  • Very low salt vegetable stock
  • 200g Rice


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the mince, onion, garlic and red pepper for 6-8 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Add the chilli powder, cumin and paprika (if using). Cook for one minute.

  • STEP 3

    Add all the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • STEP 4

    Blend or mash to correct consistency for your baby and serve with rice.


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