Family favourite beef chilli

Family favourite beef chilli


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About this recipe: Fairly simple to make. A family favourite. Serve with boiled rice. I usually don't cook this meal by measurements. So add as much of each ingredient as you would like. There is no need to be accurate with this meal. Enjoy!

kat_wright Flintshire, Wales, UK

Serves: 4 

  • Olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Chilli flakes to taste
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 green peppers, sliced
  • 3 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 red chillies, chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • Worcester sauce (optional)
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Hot chilli powder to taste
  • Tabasco to taste (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic, chilli flakes (I usually add a tablespoon full but it depends on how spicy you would like it), and bay leaves. Stir for about a minute.
  2. Add the onions, peppers, celery and red chillies. Cook until onions turn a golden brown.
  3. Add the beef mince. When the mince is beginning to brown add a fair amount of Worcester sauce (optional).
  4. When the mince is completely browned, add the tin of chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and a fairly large amount of tomato ketchup. Cook for a further minute.
  5. Add the hot chilli powder. Add as much or as little as you'd like. I also add a few drops of Tabasco but this is optional.
  6. Add salt and pepper (more pepper than salt) and cook on low for 30-40 minutes.


Add as much or as little of each ingredient as you like. There are no need for measurements.

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I love this recipe, I have made it several times. My husband and son think it's marvellous. It's great to have a basic recipe to adapt. I always add kidney beans. ☺☺☺☺ - 11 Nov 2015

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