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Spicy Chili


  • 1 lb bacon chopped

  • 2 onions chopped

  • 1 head garlic separated, peeled and sliced

  • 2 red peppers chopped

  • 4 heaping spoonfuls chilli powder

  • 2 lb beef mince

  • 2 28 ounce cans whole tomatoes

  • 19 ounce can black bean

  • 19 ounce can kidney bean

  • salt & pepper


  • 1.

    Heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add bacon.

  • 2.

    Add a splash of water and let the bacon render its fat.

  • 3.

    As the water evaporates, the bacon will brown.

  • 4.

    Pour off excess fat and add the onions, garlic and peppers.

  • 5.

    Cook until they are softened and just beginning to caramelize.

  • 6.

    Add chili powder and ground beef and stir well, chopping the beef up with a wooden spoon.

  • 7.

    Add tomatoes and beans and season with salt and pepper.

  • 8.

    Simmer for an hour.

  • 9.

    If you have a chance, make this a day in advance and reheat when needed. The flavours will brighten and meld as it rests overnight.

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