Lisa’s Old School Chilli

On 1st February 2015, This was Dinner

Hello February – Good to see you. I’m now into single figures on the number of days to wait until puppy time!

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. No matter how many delicious chilli recipes there are out there, and I’ve tried a few, this is the basic one we always go back to. It’s quick and it’s simple but it’s definitely not authentic and it is our comfort food and the only meal that has been a regular from the very beginning in our house, albeit with a couple of very slight changes over the years.


  • Chop an onion
  • Chop some mushrooms
  • Chop a red chilli
  • Chop a clove of garlic
  • Get a tin of tomatoes, a tin of baked beans, good beef mince, a Schwartz Hot Chilli packet, oil & seasoning ready


Heat some oil in a pan. Add the onion and cook until softened.

Add the mince and cook until browned, breaking down with a wooden spoon.

Add the mushroom, garlic and chilli and stir for a couple of minutes.

Empty in the chilli mix and stir well then add the beans and tomatoes and about half a tin of water. Season and stir well. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for at least 30 minutes but to be honest, the longer the better!

We served ours with rice and a sprinkling of cheddar.

TWD_0102_ChilliThere are enough leftovers to go with a jacket potato at some point.

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