Beef and Black Bean Chilli


There is nothing better than a bowl of hot chilli on a wet, cold winter day (actually I could eat it any day!). Here is a simple beef and black bean chilli recipe for any of you who also share my love for this simple, comfort meal.


  • 1 knob of butter
  • 1 large onion chopped finely
  • 1 fresh chilli chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 500 grams minced beef
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 150 mls passata
  • 50mls water
  • 1 tin of black beans, minced well
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chilli in olive oil or harissa paste
  • freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lime wedges


Sauté the onion for 5 minutes on a low to medium heat in a large pan. Add meat and garlic and mix well until browned. Add chilli, tomatoes, passata, water, black beans and chilli in olive oil and mix well. Leave to simmer on a medium heat for 40 minutes (stirring every so often). Season with freshly ground pepper. Serve in a bowl and garnish with fresh coriander and lime wedges. I love to top with a big handful of rocket - no extra carbs needed!

Beef and Black Bean Chilli Freezes very well.