How to make microwave chilli

Find out how to make a comforting chilli in the microwave in minimal time.

Points to remember

  • Put the chopped onion, crushed garlic and butter in a large, microwave-safe jug or bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to soften a little.
  • Add sweet paprika, ground cumin, chilli flakes, half a stock cube and the kidney beans.
  • Sieve the tomatoes to remove some of the excess liquid and add those too, along with a couple of squares of dark chocolate. Stir everything together and cover with cling film.
  • Pierce the cling film and microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Leave to stand for a minute. Carefully peel back the cling film, stir, then cover again and microwave for a further 2 minutes.
  • Leave to stand for a further minute before serving.