Yummy winter chilli

  • for 4 people
  • Ready in 1¼ hours
This cosy, family-friendly chilli converts very happily into a hearty soup.

Nutritional info per serving

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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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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