Don’t be phased by the long cooking time. This chilli con carne can be cooked in the background and stored in the fridge to enjoy days later. It will be sure to become a family favourite.

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PREP/COOKING TIME

10 Hours 30 Mins

CUISINE

American

DIFFICULTY

Easy / Beginner

OVERVIEW
  • Cuisine: American (Texas)

  • Prep Time: 30 Mins

  • Cooking Time: 10 Hours

  • Total Time: 10 hours 30 mins

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INGREDIENTS
FOR THE MEAT

  • 500g shin of beef

  • 1 beef stock cube

  • 1 carrot, 1 small white onion, celery, pepper corns, rosemary, thyme.)
    (Optional for braising)

INGREDIENTS
FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or infused oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (strained)

  • 1 bottle of dark ale. (Hobgoblin or Speckled Hen)

  • 100ml strong coffee

  • 125g tomato puree

  • 3 tbsp of either Henrys Assassin or seductress sauce. See above to order.

  • 200ml beef brasing liquor

  • 50g dark brown soft sugar

  • 1.5 tbsp chilli powder

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds. You can sub 1 teaspoon with cumin powder.

  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 0.5 tsp dried oregano

  • 0.5 tsp ground cayenne pepper

  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander

  • 0.5 tsp salt

  • 1 tin of kidney beans

  • Optional 4 fresh hot chillies, seeded and chopped (birds eye or bonnets work great)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MEAT
  • Trim the shin of beef and sear in a hot pan untill browned all over, then it can be added to the slow cooker or braising pot.

  • Prep and chop the vegetables.

  • Add to the beef and cover with enough water to Submerge fully.

  • Cook over night for 8/10 hours low and slow until nice and tender.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHILLI
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onions and garlic for 10 minutes, or until the onions are tender.

  • Mix in to the saucepan the diced tomatoes, beer, coffee, tomato puree and beef stock. Season with brown sugar, chilli powder, cumin, cocoa, oregano, cayenne pepper, coriander and salt.

  • Stir in half of the tin of beans and add the chillies if your using them. Now reduce heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Stir in the remaining 1/2 tin of beans, and the shin of beef simmer for another 10 minutes or untill the beef is completely warmed though.