Monday, July 7, 2008

Macaroni with Chili Con Carne

1/4 kilo ground beef
100 g ground pork
300 g elbow macaroni
1/2 cup cooked green peas
1/2 cup cooked kidney beans
4 segments crushed garlic
1 chopped onion
2 chopped red bell peppers
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. oregano
2 tbsp. flour (dissolved in 2 tbsp. water)
1/2 tsp. salt
8 oz. can tomato sauce
3 cups water or meat broth
2 tbsp. hot chilli sauce
2 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 cup grated cheese (optional)

marinade:
1 tbsp. soy sauce with a dash of pepper

marinate beef and pork for at least an hour
cook macaroni in salted water until soft but firm
drain and wash wth cold water and set aside
saute garlic, onions, beef and pork
cook until meat turns light brown
pour tomato sauce and broth
add kidney beans, green peas
simmer until meat and beans are tender
add bell peppers, oregano and other seasonings
thicken with flour and combined cooked macaroni with this meat mixture
reserve 1 cup for topping and springkle grated cheese
Serve hot

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