Rich beef and pepper chilli

Rich beef and pepper chilli

Bonfire Night, a cherished British tradition, is fast approaching. It’s a time for gathering around roaring flames, enjoying dazzling fireworks, and relishing delicious comfort food. And what better way to warm up on this chilly evening than with a steaming bowl of Rich Beef and Pepper Chilli?

Our featured recipe is a true masterpiece that combines the rich, hearty goodness of beef with the fiery kick of chilli peppers. It’s a symphony of flavours and a testament to the magic that can happen in the kitchen.

So, as you plan your Bonfire Night festivities, make sure to include Rich Beef and Pepper Chilli on the menu. It’s the perfect dish to warm you up from the inside and keep the spirit of the bonfire burning bright. Get ready to experience a taste of the extraordinary in every bite!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 2 ¾ hours

Serves 8


3 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, finely chopped

2 star anise

800g-1kg beef mince

4 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tbsp tomato puree

250ml red wine

500ml beef stock

2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

2 Cooks&Co roasted red peppers, roughly chopped

¼-1/3 jar Cooks&Co Tri-colour Jalapenos, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve

2 x 400g tins Cooks&Co red kidney beans, or any other tinned beans, drained

½ jar Cooks&Co Sweety Drop Peppers


1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and add the onion and star anise. Gently saute until lightly golden. Increase the heat and add the beef mince and garlic. Cook until the beef has browned. Stir in the tomato puree and cook for a minute or so until deep red in colour.

2. Pour in the red wine, beef stock, chopped tomatoes, red peppers and chopped tri-colour Jalapenos. Bring to a simmer, partially cover with a lid and gently cook for 1 ½ hours.

3. Stir in the tinned beans and Sweety Drop Peppers. Return to the simmer and cook for a further 30 minutes.

4. Once cooked, serve with extra tri-colour Jalapenos on top for an additional spicy kick and some polenta wedges on the side.

Recipe by Cooks&Co

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