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Rich Chilli

By ds0rco (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Not an ordinary Chilli Con Carne, I've developed this recipe over quite a few years. It may contain some ingredients you won't expect!


  • 450 g minced steak
  • sunflower oil as required
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 4 Bird's eye chillies (de-seeded and finely chopped)
  • 1 (330ml) bottle Continental lager
  • 200g carton passata
  • 7cm squirt tomato puree
  • 1 Knorr vegetable stock pot
  • 2 squares dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked if possible)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans
  • 12 button mushrooms
  • 20g chopped fresh coriander


  • STEP 1
    Brown the mince off in a large saucepan in a little oil.
  • STEP 2
    Sweat the onion in a frying pan until it starts to go translucent, add the garlic and chilli, and fry for a further 2 or 3 minutes.
  • STEP 3
    Add the onion, garlic and chili to the mince, then add the lager and stir until the froth dies down.
  • STEP 4
    oil, then add the stockpot. Put the chocolate into the pan and stir until melted.
  • STEP 5
    Add the paprika, cayenne, salt, sugar, cumin, chilli and oregano. Squeeze the half lime into the pot and stir. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 6
    Add the kidney beans and mushrooms to the pan and simmer for a further 15 minutes.
  • STEP 7
    About 5 minutes from the end of the cooking, put the coriander into the pot and stir in.

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