About this recipe:Although I like to create my own sauces as much as the next person, the use of a packet mix in this recipe is for simplicity and the method of baking will transform the sauce completely! With an emphasis on completely ignoring the 'cook on hob' instructions found on the packet, baking the chilli con carne will provide a dark, rich sauce and with plenty of beans, it's ideal for kids! The following should easily provide 5 to 6 good size portions.
Place an ovenproof dish on the hob. Add the mince, onions and garlic puree and cook over a medium heat, breaking the meat apart with a wooden spoon, for a couple of minutes until the mince is brown and the onions are slightly softened.
Remove from the heat and sprinkle in the chilli con carne packet mix, water, tomatoes, baked beans and kidney beans and mix thoroughly.
Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the oven and serve with white rice or potato wedges.