Chilli & Chocolate Beef & Beans

Serves 4-6
Time 50 minutes


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely sliced
1 red capsicum, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp cumin, ground
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp coriander, ground
1 red chilli, finely sliced
1 pinch cayenne pepper
500g chuck steak, cut into 2-3cm cubes
1 x 400g can diced tomatoes
250-500mL beef or vegetable stock
1 tbsp cacao powder
1 x 400g can black beans (or red kidney), drained
1 bunch coriander, finely chopped, to serve
Natural yoghurt, to serve


Heat oil in a frying pan, add onion to the pan, cook for 1-2 minutes, add capsicum and garlic, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the cumin, paprika, coriander, chilli and cayenne pepper, stir well. Add the beef into the pan and stir until coated with the spices.

Add tomatoes and enough stock to cover, cover and simmer for 20-30mins until beef is tender. Add cacao and beans to the pan/pot and let cook for 5-10mins.

Stir through some natural yoghurt and coriander, and serve.