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Beef Chilli

3.1/5 rating (34 votes)
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 40-50 mins
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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Beef Chilli


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 large onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 500g beef mince, best with a 20% fat content
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp paprika, optional
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes in sauce
  • 400mls roughly
  • 1 glass beer, lager is fine
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 x 400g cooked black eyed peas, drained
  • 1 x 400g cooked mung beans
  • Sides
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • wheat tortillas

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  • Heat the oil and add the onions and garlic and soften.
  • Add the mince and break up well with a wooden spoon. Then cook until all the moisture has evaporated and the meat is starting to brown nicely.
  • Next add the spices, herbs, tomatoes, water, beer, puree and sugar.
  • Mix well and taste adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Finally add the drained beans and cook for 30-40 minutes, gently.
  • Serve with guacamole, sour cream and soft tortillas.

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