Posted 4th May 2010
This is dish given to me by a fellow foodie, my good friend Katie and is one of my favourites. It’s a great dish for when you have several people coming over and are cooking for larger numbers
Chilli Con Carne
There are lots of recipes for this and various ways of doing this, I generally follow one from a 30 Minute Readers Digest Cookery Book, but other recipes work just as well (I’ve found that Chilli Con Carne is a dish that everyone has their own recipe and way of cooking it) When Katie makes this, she adds a pinch if cinnamon into the mix for an extra twist!
Cheese sauce out of a packet is a BIG foodie No-No. My mega easy recipe for Cheese Sauce is below. You will need to use double quantity for Chilli Lasagne so just double the amounts.
Cheese into a pan, add flour, Salt, Pepper and Paprika and mix well
Add Milk and Butter and bring to the boil, stirring continuously
The sauce should thicken, and thn its ready!
Once you have your chilli and cheese sauce ready you can start to layer the lasagne as you would normally. Chilli, Lasagne strip, Cheese Sauce, Lasagne strip, Chilli (and so on and so forth)
Finish with a layer of Cheese Sauce, then add a layer of Tortilla Chips or Nachos and grated cheese to top.
Garlic Bread, lots of Wine and Good Friends!