Ultimate chilli con carne recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr 10 mins to cook
  • 529 calories / serving
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kikkoman soy sauce resize 1Season 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 leaf, chilli powder and oregano cook for 1-2 mins, then return the browned mince to the pan along with the tomatoes, beans, purée 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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  • Ingredients

  • 500g lean steak mince
  • black pepper
  • 100g chorizo, 1cm cubes 
  • 2 onions, very finely diced
  • 1 green pepper, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1tsp chilli powder (or more to taste)
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • 800g tomatoes
  • 400g red kidney beans
  • 1tbs tomato puree
  • 200ml beef stock
  • 3tbs Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 20g dark chocolate 70%, grated
  • Energy 2210kj 529kcal 26%
  • Fat 30g 43%
  • Saturates 13g 64%
  • Sugars 18g 20%
  • Salt 3.3g 54%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 30.1g Protein 37.4g Fibre 11.5g


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