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Ultimate chilli con carne

Ultimate chilli con carne

This scrumptious chilli con carne contains a little dark chocolate to make it rich and deep and flavour, but don't worry, you won't be able to taste it as such

  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Cooking: 70 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 500g lean steak mince
  • Black pepper
  • 100g chorizo, 1 cm cubes
  • 2 onions, very finely diced
  • 1 green pepper, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 400g tins tomatoes
  • 1 tin red kidney beans
  • 1 tbs tomato puree
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 3 tbs Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 20g dark chocolate 70%, grated

What you do:

  1. Season the mince with a twist of black pepper then brown in batches in a hot pan and set aside. Fry the chorizo then add the onion, garlic and green pepper and cook for a further 3-4 mins. Add the cumin, cinnamon, bay, chilli powder and oregano cook for 1-2 mins, then return the browned mince to the pan along with the tomatoes, beans, puree and stock. Cover with a lid and cook over a low-med heat for at least 1 hour (the longer you can give it the better)
  2. Towards the end of the cooking time add 3 tbs Kikkoman soy sauce to season then add the sugar and grated chocolate.
  3. Serve with rice, and garnish with some fresh coriander, soured cream and some grated cheddar cheese.

Cook's tip:

Serve with garlic bread or jacket potatoes instead of rice if preferred

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