An easy chilli con carne recipe, perfect for the whole family. This slow cooked beef steak dish is also a great freezer filler.
Heat half of the olive oil in a large, deep, oven proof, pan. Pat the braising steak dry with kitchen paper and fry in batches until well browned.(See note 1)
With all of the browned steak out of the pan, add the rest of the olive oil, the onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, chilli and sugar. (See note 2) Cook gently over a very low heat for about 15 minutes, until the onions are meltingly soft and everything is sticky and fragrant. (See note 1)
Stir well and serve.
Note 1: Don't push the beef steak pieces around the pan too much as it fries, just let it sit and fry off, getting really caramelised.
Note 2: Really let the onions cook down slowly, this adds a lovely depth of flavour I think.
Can I make ahead?
This is a prefect make ahead recipe, you can cook and keep in the fridge for 2-3 days, or keep leftovers for lunches.
Can I freeze?
Yes, once cooked allow to cool, and freeze in an air tight container. I like to use individual containers like these.
Can I cook in a Slow Cooker?
Yes you can, simply brown off your meat and add all the ingredients to you slow cooker before cooking on HIGH for 5-6 or LOW for 7-8 hours.