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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 500 g pack Sainsbury’s beef mince 5% fat
  • 500 ml Sainsbury’s passata with onion and garlic
  • 250 ml beef stock, made with 1 beef stock cube
  • 410 g tin Sainsbury’s red kidney beans in water, drained and thoroughly rinsed
  • 2 squares (20g) Sainsbury’s Belgian fairtrade dark chocolate (or any other chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 2 X 250g packs Sainsbury’s microwave long grain white rice, to serve
  • 4 tbsp Sainsbury’s half fat crème fraîche


  1. 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften and then add the peppers. Cook for another 3-4 minutes until the peppers are just becoming tender.

  2. 2

    Add the chilli powder, cumin and paprika to the pan and stir through, cooking for a minute. Put the mince in the pan and move around, breaking up with a wooden spoon. Cook for 3-4 minutes until brown all over.

  3. 3

    Pour in the passata and stock. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 30 minutes.

  4. 4

    Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and heat in the microwave for around 30 seconds until melted. Add this to the chilli, along with the beans. Alternatively, you can add the pieces of chocolate straight to the chilli. Stir to combine, then simmer for another 15 minutes until the mixture has thickened slightly. 

  5. 5

    Meanwhile, prepare the rice according to packet instructions and serve with the chilli.


    Tip: adding any more than 2 squares of chocolate will take over the flavour of the chilli, so in this recipe, less is more!

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2420kj 578kcal 29%
  • Fat 16.5g 24%
  • Saturates 6.6g 33%
  • Sugars 14.1g 16%
  • Salt 2.3g 38%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 494kj/118kcal

Each serving provides

60.9g carbohydrate 12.2g fibre 40.5g protein

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