Cool Chile Con Carne
In northern Mexico they cook a great dish that may sound familiar... 'carne con chile', literally translating as 'meat with chilli'. It's different to the chilli con carne recipes most of us know, as it doesn't contain beans or tomatoes. Though we agree that tomatoes aren't necessary when you have a red, silky purée of guajillo chillies, we like to add beans to our version to make it a one pot meal.
The variations on this dish are endless: use beef, lamb, pork or goat, pinto or black beans and top with anything from a simple squeeze of lime to 'the works' (avocado, chopped fresh green chilli, coriander, creme fraiche, diced onion, grated cheese, lime wedges, shredded lettuce, sliced radishes...).