Purists (Americans) will look at this meal and shake their heads. It’s just as well I served it with homemade corn bread, and not rice. Chile con carne is a personal favourite of mine, and one I’ll happily turn to when short of time, imagination or desire to eat. This comforting combination of beef, kidney beans and a sauce rich with cumin, oregano and – if I’m feeling particularly crazy – cinnamon, makes for one really satisfying meal.
I serve it (usually) with steamed rice. Sometimes with tortillas. Last night – with homemade corn bread, my own pickled jalapenos and a blob of sour cream.
Scoff if you want, purists, but it tasted great. And yes. I know chili isn’t supposed to have beans!