Soy Con Carne

Soy Con Carne

Soy Con Carne

Makes 6 portions


15ml Olive Oil

1 large onion, chopped

1-2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 medium ripe tomatoes, peeled, diced

½ large green pepper, seeded, diced

1 fresh red chilli, chopped (optional) OR 1-2ml cayenne pepper

1ml cumin seeds, crushed

500ml soya mince (125g)

500ml boiling water

425g tin baked beans in tomato sauce OR red kidney beans

1-2ml salt to taste



  1. Heat oil. Add onion and garlic. Stir-fry until onion is translucent. Add tomatoes, sweet pepper, chilli/cayenne pepper and cumin seeds. Simmer uncovered until vegetables are cooked and sauce has thickened.
  2. Add soya mince and boiling water to the tomato sauce. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until soya mince is cooked (keep temperature low and stir occasionally to prevent soya from scorching). The mixture should be saucy. Add more water if the mixture becomes too dry.
  3. Add baked beans/drained red kidney beans to cooked mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve hot with rice.


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