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One Pot Beef Chilli

By Teresa Ulyate @couscousblog

One pot beef chilli

Easy beef chilli recipe and ways to serve it

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This basic beef chilli recipe is so satisfying and will warm you up from the inside out on cold winter evenings. We love a good old spag bol at home, and beef chilli is a bit like spag bol’s spicy cousin. With beans. Pop the pot onto the table along with your side dishes, and let everyone help themselves and build their own meal. This is one recipe where I know I’m guaranteed to see clean plates at the end of dinner time!

One pot beef chilli

Easy beef chilli recipe and ways to serve it

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I kept the kids in mind when creating this homely one pot recipe. It is mildly spicy and wonderfully flavoured, but not too hot. If you prefer a bit more heat feel free to add more cayenne pepper or a pinch of chilli flakes to taste. If you wanted to up the veg content you could also add chopped bell peppers, sweetcorn and carrots to this versatile dish.

One pot beef chilli

Pot of beef chilli top shot

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One pot beef chilli

Bowl of beef chilli with sour cream and guacamole

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In terms of serving suggestions the sky is the limit, here are a few ideas for you to try:

  • Spoon over rice – simple and delicious for a family weeknight meal.
  • A topping for baked potatoes – a great way to use up any leftover chilli and makes a satisfying lunch or a simple supper.
  • Spoon over nachos and enjoy with all the trimmings like guacamole, sour cream, tomato salsa and grated cheese. Did someone say weekend?
  • Fill soft flour tortillas with chilli and include the extras mentioned above, sooo good!

Personally, I love beef chilli in a taco or wrap topped with a dollop of sour cream, chopped tomatoes and fresh coriander. Let me know in the comments below how you like to enjoy yours!

One pot beef chilli

Bowl of beef chilli with sour cream

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One pot beef chilli

  • 10 ml (2 tsp) olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) paprika
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) oregano
  • 1.25 ml (¼ tsp) cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1 x 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 x 400 g tin red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 300 ml beef stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste

1.) Heat olive oil in a deep saucepan. Add the onion and cook gently for 6 minutes to soften.

2.) Add the cumin, paprika, oregano and cayenne pepper and cook for one minute. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until aromatic. Add the beef and brown.

3.) Add the tomatoes, beans and beef stock to the saucepan. Stir well and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes (bubbling gently), stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has evaporated. While the beef chilli is cooking you can prepare your side dishes, see serving suggestions above.

4.) Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Serve with your choice of side dish.


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