Lorraine Pascale spicy chilli con carne with guacamole recipe on Cooking the Nation’s Favourite Food

Lorraine Pascale cook a tasty spicy chilli con carne with guacamole dish on Cooking the Nation’s Favourite Food.

Lorraine says: “This easy chilli is enlivened by a salsa crammed with healthy vegetables and creamy avocado. The spiciness can be adjusted to suit your taste.”

The ingredients for the chilli con carne: drizzle olive oil, 1 large onion, very finely chopped, 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped, 2 bay leaves, 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only, very finely chopped, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 red chilli, chopped (optional), 1-3 tsp chilli powder, to taste, 500g lean beef mince, 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes, 1 tbsp clear honey, 250ml red wine or beef stock, boiled long-grain rice, to serve, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

For the avocado salsa: 1 ripe avocado, skin and stone removed, finely diced, ½ red onion, finely diced, ¼ cucumber, finely diced, ½ lemon, juice only and handful roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves (optional), plus extra to serve.