If anyone has some simple and quick recipes for dozy, please post here Chili con carne (beginners version) Take a big pan. Slug in some oil. Heat. Chop a fresh chili (you can add more later), 2 cloves chopped or crushed garlic and 2 diced onions. Fry in the oil until soft. Add 500g of mince. Chop around a bit with a spatula so that it is crumbs and not big clumps. Brown off the mince for a good while until it is brown and the moisture has boiled off (keep turning now and then so that it does not stick and burn). Add a very large tablespoon of tomato puree and stir in. Add 2 tins of tomatoes (chopped). Add 2 tins kidney beans. Add a crumbled stock cube (we will do real stock in version 2). Allow to bubble up then turn the heat down, put a lid on and simmer on low heat for a good half half hour, better 45 minutes. Stir now and then. Now, you can add a tin of sweetcorn, if you like. Or a chopped pepper. Add some cumin (about a teaspoon), a pinch of salt and about 5 turns of pepper from your pepper mill. Add a pinch of sugar and a squirt of lemon juice (neither are obligatory, so if you don't have them to hand or forget to add, don't worry). Bubble up again. Simmer for another good 15 minutes, stir now and again. Taste. You might like to add more chili. That is it. One pan. One chopping board.