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Chilli con carne

#1
Hi girls
Need ur advice again :cry:
Am making chilli con carne for tea and am cheating with a colmans packet mix which is 8 syns but as this is between 4 of us does that mean that really I am only having 2 syns????
Sorry if I sound thick :confused: just confused lol
xx
 
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Madferret

Mad as a Hatter
S: 12st10lb C: 12st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 27.9 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#4
I know that you said you were cheating,and that's what I would have done... but since buying my slow cooker, I am using loads of herbs and spices - Cardomon pods - Get me !!!
It's just as easy and to be honest, It tastes nicer...
 

dehli

Silver Member
S: 13st9lb C: 12st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 29.3 Loss: 1st6lb(10.47%)
#5
The only spices I add to chilli con carne is cumin, chilli powder and mixed herbs. It's so easy I've never tried a packet mix.
 
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#6
cardamon pods ...ewww... be careful!!
when i had a full fat indian, they had put cardamon pods in it and i didnt know - so i was busily munching away when i chewed on one of them eeerrrr.. It was gross ,like eating a perfumed soaked hard lump !!.I spat it out and carried on eating , then i went and ate another one ...that was it ,I threw my indian away OOOHHHH no cardamon pods -nasty things LOL
I have made my own curries with them but now I count them in and count them out !!!!LOL
 
#7
Thanks girls just seems cheaper to use the packet mix but I do use the slow cooker xxxx
 
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#8
I also use the packet mixes but the schwatz ones for spaghetti bolognaise and beef stew!! I know its gonna taste like it did the last time I liked it and well I am just a crap cook, so much easier. lol
 

lwtblb

Silver Member
S: 11st0lb C: 9st3lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st11lb(16.23%)
#10
theres a fab chilli recipe in the lastest sw mag its easy(honest)and ive had it twice now!!
give it a go
xxx
Yes, I've done that one a few times. Although to get my 1/3 plate more EE friendly I've added grated carrots, chopped fresh toms, peppers & 1/2 bag meat free mince, you would never now the difference!!
 


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