Thursday, June 7, 2007

Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne
Originally uploaded by Cakelaw
At night, it has suddenly become very chilly in Melbourne, with temperatures falling below ten degrees Celcius. These temperatures call for food that warms the belly and the soul, and one of my favourites for this purpose is chilli con carne.

The recipe that I use is from p125 of Eat Well, Live Well with Diabetes. I am not diabetic, but I bought this book because it contains low GI recipes, which are useful for everyone looking to keep their weight in check. The only modification that I make is to add frozen vegetables to the dish. This may make purists balk, but the addition of vegetables means that I end up with a self-contained, all in one dish, and don't have to cook additional vegetables. I serve the chilli con carne with boiled rice.

This really hits the spot on a cold night- it is spicy without bringing tears to the eyes, and is very filling. In a word - perfect!


Anonymous said...

I love this dish too its great- try it with mexican doritoes, cheese and chilli sauce or avocado its delicious!

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Anonymous - some great suggestions for my next Chilli Con Carne.