Ultimate chilli con carne

Ultimate chilli con carne

This delicious chilli con carne recipe is perfect as a family meal or for entertaining. It's created by the amazing tv chef Dean Edwards

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time1 hour 10 mins

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy485 Kcals
  • Sugars8.2g
  • Fat19.5g
  • Saturated Fat19.5g
  • Salt4.4g


  • 500g lean steak mince
  • Black pepper
  • 100g chorizo, 1cm 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 x 400g tins tomatoes
  • 1 tin red kidney beans
  • 1 tbs tomato puree
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 3 tbsp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 20g dark chocolate 70%, grated


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).

Towards the end of the cooking time add 3 tbs Kikkoman soy sauce to season then add the sugar and grated chocolate.

Serve with rice, and garnish with some fresh coriander, soured cream and some grated cheddar cheese.

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