Chilli Con Carne is a great option for families as you can bulk it out with extra beans, veg or even lentils. This particular variation is packed with flavour thanks to a secret ingrediant – dark chocolate! Yes really! It makes it extra rich and dark in colour. It freezes really well, so double up on the quantities below and get a head start on next week too! 

Enjoy x

What you need: 

  • Olive oil
  • 1kg of beef mince
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 pack of beef bone broth
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 2 tins of kidney beans, rinsed
  • 4 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 50g of 85% dark chocolate 
  • 2 tsp of cumin
  • 2 tsp of coriander
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped (fried chilli flakes work too)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

What to do: 

  1. Heat some oil in a large pan and fry the onion, garlic and mince until the onion softens and begins to turn translucent. 
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients, stirring well to combine. 
  3. Bring to the boil and then pop a lid on top and reduce to a simmer. 
  4. Allow to simmer for at least one hour,  but the longer the better.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Garnish with some fresh coriander and a sprinkle of cheese. Serve with rice and sour cream and a lime wedge on the side.