A great meal for the family and good enough to serve at a dinner party. A good value healthy smoky chilli con carne recipe, perfect with boiled rice, or chips and salad. This recipe is for a large family (serves 6) - so scale down to suit. The smoky flavour really adds to the chilli, with lots of beans thrown in for the 'healthy eating' factor.
Works really well with a nice salad, and some crusty bread. Can be frozen, and always tastes better the longer you can cook it for. Great to eat the next day as leftovers.
I’ve made this a few times now, always without the dried chilli and adding different chillis to mix it up. The base sauce is great. I made my own barbecue sauce to reduce the sugar in the recipe. - 30 Dec 2017
Made a few personal adjustments for taste, but easily one of the best chillis I've ever had - 24 Jun 2017
Possibly one of the best chilli recipes I have made - spicy but not too hot with a nice smoky BBQ taste. Slightly tweaked the recipe by adding coca nib and cinnamon.. Otherwise a brill recipe - going to scale it up and make it for a ladies luncheon night.. - 12 Apr 2015