My Beef Chilli

2.7/5 rating (24 votes)
  • Serves: 4-6
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 45-50 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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My 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 juice
  • 400mls water, roughly
  • 4 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 x 400g cooked black eyed peas, drained

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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, puree and sugar.
  • Mix well and taste, adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Finally add the drained beans and cook for 30-40 minutes, gently.

Phil's Tips

Serve with:

  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Soft wheat tortillas

Comments (2)

  • judith Robinson

    judith Robinson

    17 February 2015 at 16:49 |
    Tooooooooo sweet!!!!!! Tried this tonight. In this day of cutting down on sugar is there any real need to have this in the recipe.???


  • Tim


    07 April 2015 at 15:30 |
    HI Judith,
    Its should read teaspoon. Thank you for spotting the typo, we have updated the recipe.


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