5-minute chilliDo we eat to cycle or cycle to eat? It´s a tough question to answer and, even though we have always been keen eaters, we have developed a whole new level of hunger since we started jumping on our bikes and pedalling for hours every day. Why it´s taken us so long to start writing about the food we eat, we´re not sure, but finally we´ve started a gallery of food photos and we plan to share recipes for “camp food” with you along the way.

Let´s start with a fast an easy meal, 5-minute chilli. We came up with this one when we were almost out of fuel for our cooker so whatever we made had to be simple and quick. For this you need:

  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 400g tin mushrooms, drained and quartered
  • 1 400g tin kidney beans, drained
  • 500ml canned tomatoes or passata
  • 1 packet of chilli seasoning

Making it couldn´t be simpler. Just brown the ground beef, adding the mushrooms after a couple minutes. Once the beef is cooked, add in the kidney beans, tomatoes and seasoning and heat through. To make this dish more interesting, you could also fry up an onion with the meat or grate some cheddar cheese on top. You could also serve it on top of rice. It´s not fancy, but it is quick and filling!


  1. Blanche
    15th January 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    We have the same thoughts ;>
    My favourite food comes from Vietnam, Turkey and Morocco. Bon apetit!

  2. Krystal McManus
    17th July 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    Thank you for writing about cooking! I love your travel log.

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