Chilli That Will Knock Your Socks Off

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Calling all spice lovers! I have a chilli for you that will literally knock your socks off. If spice is your thing then this chilli and you will get along great. It is a pretty easy recipe it just takes time to strengthen the flavour. The best part about this chilli is that you will have leftovers for days and the taste gets better as the days go on.

Ingredients:

1) Ground Beef (500 g)
2) 1 Large Onion
3) 1 Red Capsicum (Pepper)
4) 1 Green Capsicum (Pepper)
5) Kidney Beans (3 Cans)
6) Mixed Beans (1 Can)
7) Crushed Tomatoes (2 Cans)
8) Corn (1 Can)
9) 1 Carrot
10) 1 Celery
11) Chilli Powder (2 Tablespoons)
12) Cayenne Pepper (Half a Teaspoon)
13) Cumin (1 Tablespoon)
14) Grated Cheddar Cheese
15) Sour Cream
16) Salt n Pepper
17) Sourdough Bread
18) Butter

Start by cooking the ground beef and chopped up onion together in a large saucepan. Cook the meat thoroughly so it is completely brown (10-15 minutes). Cut all your vegetables into bite sized pieces then add all ingredients into pot except the celery, corn, sour cream and cheese. Cooking on medium heat, stir all the vegetables and spices together. Leave this to cook for about 45 minutes to an hour. Add the celery and corn into the pot during the last 10 minutes. Final steps are to dish the chilli into bowls, garnish with grated cheese and a dollop of sour cream then serve with your heated up sourdough bread and butter. You are now officially ready to enjoy your delicious spicy chilli!

Enjoy,

Carly Jensen xo

Food Credit: Nick Thompson

Simple & Delicious

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This recipe is absolutely the best and you will be adding it to your weekly dinner routines as soon as you try it. Since I am not much of a cook I’m lucky to have my boyfriend Nick Thompson cook up lovely recipes that are all so delicious you will be wanting more. This recipe is spaghetti bolognese and was passed down to him from his mom and is a weekly tradition in our house.

Ingredients:

1) A package of ground beef
2) Can of crushed or diced tomatoes
3) 1 large onion
4) Can of tomato paste
5) Tablespoon Sugar
6) Teaspoon Nutmeg
7) Pasta of your choice (spaghetti works best)
8) Pinch of Salt n Pepper

To make this dish you must start by browning the ground beef with the onions in a frying pan until the beef is 100% cooked through. Cook the onions along with it for flavor then add the can of crushed or diced tomatoes along with the can of tomato paste. Stir all the ingredients through and then add your sugar, nutmeg and salt n pepper for flavor then mix through. Let sauce simmer for 2 hours, the longer this dish cooks the better it tastes. Continue to check on it within the 2 hours stiring every 10 minutes then cook your pasta to your liking add it to the sauce then top it off with some Parmesan or cheese of your choice. Trust me this is a dish you have to try!

Enjoy your meal 🙂

Namaste – Carly Jensen

Friday Faves – Mexican Food!

Friday Faves - Mexican Food!

This post makes me hungry every time I read it. Today for Friday faves, I am talking about my favorite food of all time, which is Mexican. Ice cold margaritas with the perfect cut of lime refreshing you on a warm summer day seems almost too good to be true right about now. Mexican food has so many flavors and if you are like me and love things hot, Mexican food can surely push you over the edge. Mexican is the perfect meal to cook whether you are having friends over or are cooking for yourself it is easy and fast. Here are two recipes that are quick and easy and will provide you with your perfect Mexican meal!

1) Strawberry Margaritas

Ingredients

– 2 cups crushed ice
– 1/2 cup strawberry puree (frozen can or fresh strawberries, pureed)
– 1 cup tequila
– 2 limes, juiced
– Splash Triple Sec
– Splash simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, then cooled)

Directions

Combine in a blender, ice, strawberry water, tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup. Puree until smooth. Pour into rocks glasses and serve.

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2) Chicken Tacos

– 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces
– 1 cup lemonade
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 tablespoon lime juice
– 1 1/2 teaspoonsWorcestershire sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– 1 bay leaf
– (12 ounce) package corn tortillas
– 1 head lettuce, shredded
– 2 large tomatoes, chopped
– 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
– 1 (8 ounce) jar salsa
– 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

Directions

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine chicken, lemonade, olive oil, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, and bay leaf. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, warm the tortillas in the oven or microwave until soft. When chicken is fully cooked, transfer to serving bowl. Place lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, and sour cream in serving dishes. Each person can create their own wrap, using their preferred ingredients.