Chilli, chocolate and cinnamon beef

    1 hour 55 min

    Chilli, chocolate and cinnamon - very strong and warming combination, going on extremely well with braised beef. Served with crushed potatoes - simply delicious!!!

    Lancashire, England, UK
    22 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 4 teaspoons olive oil
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 150g bacon, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 fresh chilli peppers, chopped
    • 1.5kg beef (ideally braising steak)
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 600ml beef stock
    • 1 (400g) tin peeled chopped tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 50g plain chocolate

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 2 1/2. Heat oil in the pan, cook onion and bacon, add garlic and chilli pepper and cook for another couple of minutes. Move into a large casserole pot.
    2. Dice the beef, coat with flour and cook until brown. Add more oil if necessary. Move into a casserole pot.
    3. Stir stock into a pan, simmer for a minute and add to the pot together with tomatoes, sugar, cinnamon stick and chilli powder. Bring to boil.
    4. Move into the preheated oven and braise for 1 1/2 hours until soft.
    5. Remove from the oven, stir in the chocolate, let it melt and serve with rice or crushed or mashed potatoes. Lovely!

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    This went down an absolute treat with a gang of hungry hikers! Rich and delicious - even my two year old liked it. (I used a handful of dried red chili flakes rather than two fresh chilies, due to toddler- and mum-in-law palette!) Served it with soft rolls, corn on the cob and peach cobbler... Am planning to make it again for a staff BBQ over the Aug bank holiday. :-)  -  19 Aug 2013


    Only thing I added was some kidney beans a little time before end of cooking - absolutely delicious!  -  20 Apr 2013


    A+  -  14 Jan 2011