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So Apparently, You CAN Make Chilli Without The Pre-mix

A while back, I posted about my modification to the McCormick’s chilli recipe. Yesterday, I discovered that I could actually make chilli, without using the pre-mix at all and I have to say, it tastes better too.

Dude picked my up from work and I thought, since it was nearly dinner time and what I have at home isn’t suitable for his slow-carb diet that he’s trying out after reading The 4-Hour Body, I thought, why don’t I make him dinner. The fastest thing that I could make was chilli and I could add in an extra helping of kidney beans for his carb intake. Unfortunately, the supermarket that I went to didn’t have the pre-mix and I’d ran out of it at home. So I thought, screw it, I’ll just see what I have at home and I’ll just wing it.

It worked out!


300-400g of mince meat
2tbs chilli powder
2tbs paprika powder
2tbs cayenne pepper
1-1.5tsp cumin
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 can diced tomato
1 can kidney beans, undrained
1 can kidney beans, drained
2 tbs oil
salt to taste

Heat the oil over a large flame and dump in the onions and garlic. Sweat them out until their nice and soft and add in the chilli, cayenne and paprika powder. Fry the mixture until its lost it’s ‘fresh’ chilli scent.

Add in the meat and fry until the meat is fully cooked. Add in the cumin, tomato and beans. Mix and bring to a boil. Taste and add salt to your taste.

Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it’s mostly dry, depending on how you like your chilli. Turn off the heat and serve.

Simple, huh?