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Chilli Con Carne With Potato Wedges

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Ingredients
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Sunflower oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lamb 250 Gram, minced
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
  Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Tomatoes 400 Gram, chopped
  Tomato puree 2 Tablespoon
  Potato 1 Large, baked and left until cold
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme 1 Pinch
  Red kidney beans 400 Gram, rinsed and drained
  Rindless smoked streaky bacon 2
  Chives 3⁄4 Bunch (75 gm), chopped (Small Bunch)
  Soured cream 150 Milliliter
  Spring onion 1 , trimmed and cut diagonally
  Cheddar cheese 25 Gram
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, ground
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cut the baked potato lengthways into 4 wedges. Cut each wedge in half again. Place the wedges on a baking tray.
2. Crush a garlic clove into a puree with a little salt and mix with half the olive oil and the thyme.

MAKING
3. In a large saucepan, heat oil, add onion and fry briefly.
4. Add the mince and cook until the meat is browned, add garlic to the meat with the chilli and cumin. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Add in tomatoes, tomato puree, kidney beans and water to make a sauce. Season with thyme, salt and pepper to taste and allow to simmer.
6. Brush the prepared garlic oil over the potato wedges and in a preheated grill, cook for about 6 minutes until golden and hot.

FINALISING
7. Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan. Cut the bacon into strips, add to the pan and fry until golden. Add chives, soured cream and stir well. Remove from heat.
9. Grate the cheese on top of grilled potatoes. Sprinkle over the spring onions and bacon and return to the grill. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until bubbling and golden.
10 . Into 2 serving bowls, ladle the chilli standing on a serving plate.
11. Season the potato wedges with plenty of pepper and arrange like petals around the chilli.
12. Spoon a large dollop of the soured cream into the chilli.
13. Into individual bowls, pour the sauce and arrange 3 chives over the top of each bowl.

SERVING
14. Serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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