Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Kidney Beans Kon Karne (KKK)

It's a good rainy afternoon here in Saigon. After months of tremendous heat, we are already getting some drizzles of liquid on the coal streets of Ho Chi Minh City. The rain signifies the end of summer and marks the beginning of the month of June. Rainy season is coming our way and it's the weather of the year that I like the most. As I glance on a window pane while the drops of rain drip, I feel the warm comfort of the delightful season that I always look forward.

June is also the bridal month and the month of Philippine independence. Just wanted to share to you guys this recipe that I rarely cook. This is a liberating dish that will defeat all the Chili Con Karne you've ever known. It can be served with Nachos or with Crackers. It's also best to match it with pasta or rice then you can bake it to have a perfect dish!

Crackers with Cucumber, Cream Cheese & topped with Cherry Tomatoes. One thing I learned from my mentor Julie Lingan is to how to prepare this bite size pica-pica!



• Australian ground beef
• Red and Green Capsicums
• Diced Tomatoes
• Tomato Sauce
• Kidney Beans
• Garlic and Onions
• Paprika / Cayenne Pepper
• Cumin / Lemon Grass Powder
• Salt & Pepper
• Olive Oil
• Butter (of course)


Heat casserole in medium temperature. Add butter and mix it with olive oil. Add garlic and onion then saute 'til golden brown. Add the ground beef and allow it to cook then add next the capsicums and tomatoes. Add all the condiments and mix it together until the spices infused in the beef, tomatoes & capsicums. Add the tomato sauce and simmer it for 8-12 minutes. Add some more Olive oil if you want extra brilliance on your dish. Simmer it again for 5 minutes until it cooks. Then serve it with Nachos, Crackers or Bread. Another serving suggestion is to put it in pasta or rice then top it with mozzarella cheese and bake it.

Sounds delish isn't it? Go try it yourself and enjoy :D

joanie xxx


Mr. PINKMOON said...

Just another delectable dish from you. A sure hit. Hope you won't feel cold in the rain.

Best Regards!

Anonymous said...

can you please indicate the
measurements on your ingredients?
by the way, thanks to you for
including ibyang sanchez on your
people & sites. her blogs are so
refreshing and wonderful to read.
one can actually pick up a lot of
good readings from her posts...
someone from sydney, australia

Joanie said...

Raining and some drizzles lately, I love it. Chardonnay and Olives is perfect these days!

Hi mate from Sydney. Ibyang is a friend. Such a good Gal :D

SimpleSnob said...

june is also my birthday month. hahaha. are you cooking dinner for me, joanie? :) just kidding :)

Joanie said...

Oh yeah yeah belly day! Surely will whip up something :)

Anonymous said...

would looooove to cook
this recipe. do you have the
measurement for this super
delicious recipe...
someone from sydney, australia

Joanie said...

I don't put measurements. I always leave the desired amount to people cooking it. U still awake mate? It's almost 3am in Sydney.

Debbie Martin said...

Love it how you always put your spices into your dishes.

Have your spice tasting soon!