Yummy winter chilli recipe

By Silvana Franco

  1. Serves 4 generously
  2. Ready in 1¼ hours
  3. Rating

This cosy, family-friendly chilli converts very happily into a hearty soup.

tried and tested
Yummy winter chilli


  1. 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  2. 1 large red onion, chopped
  3. 1 celery stick, chopped
  4. 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  5. 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  6. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  7. 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  8. 1kg good minced beef
  9. 400g can aduki beans, drained
  10. 400g can pinto or borlotti beans, drained
  11. 400g can chopped tomatoes
  12. 600ml chicken or beef stock
  13. 2 squares dark chocolate (we like Green & Black’s Maya Gold)
  14. 450g cooked long-grain rice,
  15. 50g salted tortilla chips and
  16. A large handful grated mature Cheddar, to serve


  1. 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. 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. 3. Serve the chilli with the boiled rice and the tortilla chips. Sprinkle with all the grated cheese.

Nutritional info

Per serving: 616.3kcals, 28.3g fat (2.9g saturated), 52.1g protein, 45.2g carbs, 4.5g sugar, 1.3g salt


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October 5

This is lovely and makes a nice welcome change from the usual chilli.

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