Mexican beef chilli

Mexican beef chilli

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 15 mins

Easy

Serves 15
A delicious one-pot of spicy braised beef is a great, stress-free way to fill up a hungry crowd

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal551
  • fat22g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre7g
  • protein69g
  • salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • up to 6 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4kg stewing beef
  • 4 white onions, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 50g ginger, grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 2l beef stock
  • 3 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
    Oregano

    Oregano

    or-ee-gar-no

    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 5 x 400g cans pinto or kidney beans, drained
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

Method

  1. Heat a small drizzle of the oil in an extra-large flameproof dish. Brown the meat in batches, adding a drop more oil, remove from the dish and set aside. Add 1 tbsp oil to the dish, then the onions, and cook for 7-10 mins or until caramelised.

  2. Stir the chipotle paste, garlic, ginger, cumin, cinnamon and flour in with the onions and cook for a couple of mins. Gradually add the stock, stirring all the time, so it’s fully mixed in with the other ingredients. Add the tomatoes and oregano, season and simmer for 10 mins.

  3. Now tip in the beef, cover and simmer very gently for about 1 hr 45 mins until tender, removing the lid and adding the beans for the final 15 mins. If the sauce is thin, let it boil down for a further 5-10 mins with the lid off. Before serving, adjust the seasoning. Serve with the garlic bread and salsa.

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fairyl19
26th Nov, 2012
Waitrose sell the chipotle paste. Very yummy a definite favourite!
fairyl19
26th Nov, 2012
Waitrose sell the chipotle paste. Very yummy a definite favourite!
wimmer
19th Nov, 2012
5.05
I've made dozens of chilli recipes and this is def one of the best. It was the first time I had used chipotle paste (Discovery)and was a bit afraid it would be too smokey but it really wasn't. It added a fantastic depth of flavour but wasn't quite hot enough for my liking. I also added 1/4tsp of hot chilli powder but could have still added more! The people who found it too hot, if you reduced the other ingredients did you also reduce the paste? I quartered the ingredients and would say that with accompaniments it would feed 4-5. Served with wedges, sour cream, rice and salsa. Cooked in the oven at fan 120 for 4 hours.
raquelfedz
17th Nov, 2012
sounds yum! I am dividing it by 4 as there's only 2 of us... can someone let me know how do I cook this on slow cooker?? do I still brown the meat and fry the onions first? and which setting did you use? I have low med and high. thanks a lot! xx
x_rosie
18th Sep, 2012
5.05
Amazing meal, I added some spare bacon I had and it really added to the flavour as it broke right down.
cockney74
5th Sep, 2012
5.05
Great recipe, I used 2tble spoons of chipotle paste which was perfect for us. I made the full amount and froze half of it Tastes delicious and freezes very well. Took a tub camping with us, and it warmed us up nicely on a cold, camp evening.
joannahopper
4th Sep, 2012
5.05
Made this at the weekend in the slow cooker - absolutely delicious!
pinkhebe
22nd Jul, 2012
5.05
Really lovely, but although I used less stock because I was slow cooking it, 400ml, it was still very watery, so I shall use even less next time! Asda sell chipote paste
rubyann
20th Jul, 2012
4.05
1/3 the recipe but after that it needed more chipotle paste for a kick, easily prepared and made, plenty for tea the next day. Will cook again.
mothernature
11th Jul, 2012
did this in slow cooker,put some plain yoghurt in at the end as I was a bit heavy with the spices and added chilli flakes as well.My 13 yr old was adamant that she didnt want any then ate most of it!!!!!! Fab change from mince.love it!!!!!!

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