2tbsps sunflower oil

2 chopped onions

1 crushed clove garlic

1 level tsp ground cumin

1 level tbsp chilli powder

500g lean minced beef

400g can chopped tomatoes

1 level tsp dried oregano

1 bay leaf

1 level tbsp tomato pure'e

400g can kidney beans, drained

50-75g dark chocolate


In a large saucepan heat the oil, add in the onion and garlic and cook on a medium heat for around 10 minutes. Once the onion has softened add chilli and cumin and cook for another 3 minutes.

Add minced beef and cook until the mince has browned all over. Add tomatoes, oregano, bay leaf and tomato purée and bring the mixture to the boil.

Once boiled allow to simmer on a gentle heat for 30 minutes.

5 minutes before you are ready to serve add the kidney beans into the mixture and heat through. Add the chocolate and stir until melted.

Serve chilli con carne in a taco with shredded lettuce and grated cheese on top.

Products Used 

World of Flavours Mexican Ceramic Taco Holder

Kitchen Craft Stainless Steel 20cm Extra Deep Saucepan

Colourworks Silicone Spoon