chipotle mince with black beans

a bit of a take on chilli con carne, but i reckon its better…. this dish is full of depth and flavour, and super warming on a cold night.  with the garnishes, the dish is also fun and full of texture.

add more chilli if you love it hot (like me!) – the sour cream and garnishes will reduce the heat a little, so be a bit bold! 🙂

serve with crusty bread, or make some rice to serve.  my version pictured has lettuce since i am currently low carb.

i use black beans instead of kidney beans because black beans come with no added sugar in the can …. please check the ingredients on all your purchases! sugar gets added in, in the most unexpected and unnecessary places….!

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beef lasagna (….the best you have ever had)

no creative name for this dish,  because why would you mess with such a classically stunning dish.

comfort food on a cold winters night, pure satisfaction alongside a deep red wine… whatever the circumstance, this dish is hard to beat.

yea, it takes a lot of time, and this recipe is no exception….. but its worth the effort.  dont rush it – it just wont be the same. make it with love and enjoy every minute, otherwise dont do it.

i break the effort up by doing the bolagnaise the day before… that means it rests over night, intensifying the flavours even more and the bonus is less work the next day.

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