Award Winning Chilli

Prep: 1hour

Cook: 1hour

Total: 2hour

Yield: 4-6 servings

Dish: main meal

Cuisine: New Zealand


  • 400g of lean beef mince
  • 1-2 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 3 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 125g of tomato paste
  • 3-4 capsicum finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1/4 of celery finely diced
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 tsp of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • 1 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • salt
  • 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tsp of culley’s smoked chipotle sauce
  • 1 tsp of culley’s no 1 chilli sauce
For serving: Baby cos lettuce, gourmet tomatoes, coriander, sour cream, parmesan


  1. Heat oil in a large wok and fry the onion until lightly browned
  2. when brown add fresh garlic and fry for 1 min, then add chilli powder, cumin and smoked paprika, and fry for 2 mins add more oil if needed and stir continuously
  3. Add whole peeled tomatoes and reduce for 20-30 minutes until you get a thick paste
  4. Then add tomato paste and cinnamon
  5. Add mince and brown off in the tomatoes then add half the capsicum, carrots and celery and cook for 10 minutes
  6. Add 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar, the culley’s sauce, and 1-2 tsp of salt
  7. Taste and adjust to your tastes
  8. Rinse kidney beans, add remaining vegetables and cook for further 2-4 minutes

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