Community Recipe: Awesome Chilli With Beef And Chocolate


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Serves 4. My go to dish when friends are round, stick it in a pot and the longer you leave it, the better! The recipe was given to me by a close friend and is totally adaptable to what you have in the cupboard and the things you like. So go crazy!


  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 squirt tomato purée
  • 1 splash Worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400 g chuck / braising steak
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 8 mushrooms
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 500 ml beef stock (or water)
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tin beans e.g kidney / butter bean / mixed
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 fresh chilli (or more??)
First to fry...

Step 1

First To Fry...

• Brown the chunks of steak in a hot pan, and put to one side. This will be the same pan you cook the chilli in, so make sure there's room to accommodate all the other ingredients later. • Fry your onions in the same pan with a little oil, followed by a your garlic, tomato pureé, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, and chilli flakes.

Let it sweat..

Step 2

Let It Sweat..

• Allow your onions and spices to sweat on a medium heat to release all of the flavours. • Once your onions begin to soften, add your tomatoes and beef stock along with the remaining herbs and spices, and worcester sauce.

Low and slow..

Step 3

Low And Slow..

• Add the beef to the liquid and allow to cook, on a low heat for 2 hours with the lid on. Remove the lid towards the end to allow the sauce to reduce and thicken. • If you've got less time, cut your steak chunks into smaller pieces and they will cook quicker.

The best bit..

Step 4

The Best Bit..

• About 10 minutes before serving, drain your beans and add to the pan, along with the mushrooms and chocolate if you haven't already eaten it. • Serve with generous amounts of sour cream, fresh avocado, rice and nachos. • If you're feeling creative, chunky cucumber, chunky tomato, diced shallot and fresh coriander make a quick salsa for your nachos. • What a feast!

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