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Dragons Breath Chilli Con Carne

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 2 hrs 30 min
  • Cook time
    › 1/4 hr
  • Serves
    › 10


30g butter

3 tbsp bacon fat, or vegetable oil

2 red peppers, finely chopped

2 jalapenos, minced

3 Anaheim chilli’s, roasted, peeled and chopped

3 poblano chilli’s, roasted, peeled and chopped

2 yellow onions, finely chopped

1 head garlic, finely chopped

450g boneless braising steak, trimmed and cut into 0.5cm cubes

900g beef mince, coarse grind

450g bulk Italian sausage

2 tsp onion granules

2 tsp garlic granules

3 tbsp chilli powder

2 tsp hot paprika

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

2 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tsp salt

2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

475 ml tomato sauce

250g tomato puree

350ml lager beer

240ml chicken stock

2 (450g) tins pinto beans, undrained

2 (450g) tins kidney beans, undrained

Double-fried chips, recipe follows

Cheese biscuits, for garnish


1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced

100g Cheddar cheese, grated

For the double-fried chips

4 (10cm to 13cm long) russet potatoes (about 900g)

2L vegetable oil

1 tbsp fine-grain sea salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

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