Chilli con carne with sweet potato

Submitted by Louise Finch

Chilli con carne with sweet potato

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Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes


  • 450 - 750g mince (depending how meaty you want it)
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 x tinned tomatoes
  • 2 x small tins of tomato purée
  • 2 x chicken stock cubes
  • 2 x bay leaves
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 x red pepper chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 Cup of water (enough to loosen the mixture but not make it too saucy)
  • Tin of kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup of red wine
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Pepper (I don't add salt but you can)
  • Mild or hot chilli powder to taste - I use about 4-5tsps of mild to give good flavour but not spicy.
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large sweet potato


  • Saute off onions, carrots and garlic in pan then add I sc
  • Brown mince and add to sc
  • Add remainder of ingredients to sc (except the sweet potato unless pushed for time and you could add now)
  • Cook on high for an hour
  • Meanwhile roast off some sweet potato in a little olive oil in oven at 200C (- it gives an amazing caramelized taste to the chili)
  • Once roasted add to chili
  • Switch to low for as long as you have (I usually do about 6 hours) and it's delicious x

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