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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.36 / 5 (25 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
1 hr 40 min
Serves:
2-3

Chilli con carne, from James Tanner, adds an extra depth of richness with a spoonful of cocoa powder

Method

1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and cook the beef and pork until browned

2. Add the onion, garlic and tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes, until softened.

3. Stir in the coca, chopped chilli, chilli powder, salt, cumin and oregano and mix thoroughly.

4. Add the pepper, chicken stock and chopped tomatoes, and cook on a low heat for 1½ hours. Tip in the kidney beans, cook for a further 2 minutes, and season to taste. Serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander and accompanied with boiled rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250 g braising beef, cut into 3cm chunks
  • 250 g pork, cut into 3cm chunks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 red chilli, chopped and seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chopped oregano
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 225 ml chicken stock
  • 1x400 g tin canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1x200 g tinned red kidney beans, drained

To serve

  • boiled rice
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped coriander

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Latest Comment

 

If you like Chilli this is a very good one 4*

desmondB53279 desmondB53279  Posted 27 Feb 2010 12:06 PM
 

i would guess a tsp looking at the ratio of other ingrediants

sarahS552 sarahS552  Posted 31 Jul 2009 12:04 PM
 

It doesn't say how much cumin!

DippieG43259 DippieG43259  Posted 25 Jun 2009 9:26 AM
 

It doesn't say how much cumin!

Anonymous Anonymous Posted 25 Jun 2009 9:22 AM
 

This is the best chilli ever. I do not like mince so this is great.

DoloresM91464 DoloresM91464 Posted 04 Apr 2009 7:19 PM