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Ultimate chilli con carne

Ingredients for 4 portions

Per portion: 2031 kJ / 485 kcal

  • 500 g lean steak mince
  • black pepper
  • 100 g chorizo, 1 cm 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
  • 2 400 g tins tomatoes
  • 1 tin red kidney beans
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 200 ml beef stock
  • 3 tbsp. Kikkoman naturally brewed soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 20 g dark chocolate 70%, grated


Preparation time: 1h 30 mins

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.