Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Chilli Sauce

First of all I’d like to say that my website  is now fixed, apologies to all that had a problem viewing it.

Now...... Chilli sauce, this is a firm favourite with all my friends and family when I have barbeques and produce chilli dogs and burgers. It’s the same ingredients and method that I use for Chilli Con Carne only its ground into a sauce.

 So here we go: -


400 gm minced beef
1 large onion
1 pepper
2 red chilli peppers
1 400 gm can of chopped tomatoes
1 400 gm kidney beans
1 dollop of tomato ketchup
Mixed Italian herbs
2 tsp chilli powder
2 cloves garlic
1 tbs olive oil


Put the minced beef, onion, pepper and de-seeded chilli’s in a mixer and wiz into a pulp, then place into a pan of heated olive oil on a medium heat, cook to brown off the mince for about 10 minutes, then pour in about two glasses of red wine and mix thoroughly along with the herbs spices and crushed garlic.

 Now the secret of a good chilli is to cook very slowly in the red wine on a low heat at this stage, so leave to simmer on a low heat for about an hour. keep an eye on it and stir from time to time and if necessery add more wine.

Now add the tomatoes, ketchup and kidney beans and mix well, bring to the boil and then leave to simmer for about ½ an hour.

 Leave to cool and then again wiz into a pulp.

 If you are having a barbeque heat it up and put the pan on the edge of the grill to keep it warm ready to put on the hot dogs and burgers, or freeze it and use it later for any other dish you choose.