One-pot chilli

  • Serves 4 people
  • Ready in 1¼ hours
  • Easy
This comforting, family-friendly one-pot chilli recipe converts very happily into a hearty soup.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories616.3kcals
  • Fat28.3g (2.9g saturated)
  • Protein52.1g
  • Carbohydrates45.2g (4.5g sugar)
  • Salt1.3g

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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1kg good minced beef
  • 400g can aduki beans, drained
  • 400g can pinto or borlotti beans, drained
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 600ml chicken or beef stock
  • 2 squares dark chocolate (we like Green & Black’s Maya Gold)
  • 450g cooked long-grain rice,
  • 50g salted tortilla chips and
  • A large handful grated mature Cheddar, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the onion, celery and garlic for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the cayenne, cumin seeds and paprika and cook for 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in the beef, beans, tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 1 hour. Stir in the chocolate. Check the seasoning.
  3. Serve the chilli with the boiled rice and the tortilla chips. Sprinkle with all the grated cheese.

From February 2008

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