Chilli Con Carne


Time Taken:

45 minutes




500g minced beef

1 tin of kidney beans (400g)

1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)

1 onion

2 garlic cloves

1 green pepper

2 beef stock cubes

1 Tsp hot chilli powder (less or more if you desire)

2 Tsp each of salt and pepper

2 small chunks of dark chocolate 

600ml boiling water

2 TBsp worcester sauce

Large handful of coriander


Peel and crush the garlic. Peel and dice the onion. Dice the green pepper. 

On a low heat, fry the garlic, onion and pepper for 6-8 minutes until soft. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Fry the minced beef for 6-8 minutes until it is all browned. Drain the fat from the beef using a colander/sieve. 

Add the beef and vegetables back into the pan. Add the boiling water, chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, stock cubes, worcester sauce and the kidney beans and half of its thick brine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes. 

Add the dark chocolate and chopped coriander (save some for the topping). Simmer for 10 minutes. 

Garnish with yoghurt and coriander and serve!