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Chilli (without the beans)

21 Feb Chilli (without the beans)

The joys of a slow cooker, this meal is so tasty and yet very simple. You can make this on the hob but its the slow cooking that brings out all the flavours.
I usually make loads too much and then I’ve got left overs for lunch the next day and some to freeze. The ingredients for this recipe are for a large batch to serve 4-6.


1 kg grass fed beef mince
2 tins of plum tomatoes
250 g chestnut mushroom
2 onions
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 courgette
2 cloves of garlic
2 chilli peppers including seeds
3 pieces of 70% dark chocolate
100 g tomato puree
2 tsp of marjoram
2 tsp of cumin
2 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of turmeric
2 beef stock cubes


Chop up all the ingredients and throw them in the slow cooker and switch on to low, leave for about 6 hours.

Alternative method if you don’t have a slow cooker

If you don’t have a slow cooker, get one!
Brown off the mince in a large pan with some coconut oil, chop the onions and put them in with the mince as its browning off.
Add all the other veg as its still cooking and keep it moving whilst adding.
Add the tinned tomatoes and chop them up and stir them in.
Add the tomato puree, all the herbs and spices, garlic, chillies and chocolate.
Bring it to the boil, turn it down to a low heat and simmer for about an hour.

This definitely tastes better from the slow cooker but if you don’t have one try cooking it in the morning and leaving it on the side for the day and then all the flavours still get released.

You can eat it on its own, serve it up with some avocado or if your having this post workout and need some starch serve with some new potatoes.

Serve with some avocado

Serve with some avocado

Please let us know what you think in the comments bellow.

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  • Gary Conway
    Posted at 16:28h, 27 February Reply

    Looks awesome. Nice idea with the dark choc – haven’t tried that before. I sometimes use coffee but will give it a go with some Lindt.

    • Mack Parnell
      Posted at 08:10h, 02 March Reply

      Thanks Gary, yeah the dark chocolate really works well with the heat from the chillies.

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