Fantastic Chilli…


This is a fantastic recipe which has been tweaked over the years and is very forgiving if you want to add extra garlic or chilli! It has become a firm family favourite in my house served with rice and garlic bread. Do let me know your own tweaks on this classic by leaving a comment below…


  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 red pepper, cored, descended and chopped
  • 450g good quality minced beef
  • 1 tsp each chilli powder and chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp fresh ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 300 ml red wine
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 400 g kidney beans, drained and rinsed

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1. Heat the oil in a large pan, then add the onions, pepper and crushed garlic. Gently cook these for approx 5 minutes. Stir in the pan continually to cook evenly.

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2. Add the the minced beef to the pan and stir to break it up. Tip: I use two wooden spoons for this as it makes it easier to break the mince up. Cook over a high heat for 5 minutes or until we’ll browned.

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3. Stir in the chilli powder, cumin and coriander, then cook for around 2 – 3 minutes. Once these ingredients are all mixed in, add the wine and simmer for a further 2 minutes.

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4. Stir in then Worcestershire sauce and tomatoes then season with the salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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5. Add the kidney beans to the mixture and cook for a further 20 minutes, again occasionally stirring.

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6. Serve the chilli with rice, smother a jacket potato or add to a pizza!

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