This recipe is from Episode 8 of Secret Meat Business


  • 500 gms smoky streaky, bacon

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and roughly chopped

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 1 chilli, roughly chopped

  • pinch cumin, toasted & ground

  • pinch coriander, toasted & ground

  • 250 gms diced beef (1 cm dice)

  • 1 cups borlotti beans, par cooked

  • 1 cups butter beans, par cooked

  • 1 cups kidney beans, par cooked (or tined)

  • ½ cup basil leaves, torn

  • 1 fresh bay leaf

  • 3 sprigs thyme

  • 500 mls tomato juice

  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce

  • ¼ cup Canadian maple syrup

  • ½ cup parsley, roughly chopped


  • 1.

    Cut thick slices of bacon into small chunks and add to a hot pan, add the garlic, onion and chilli, cumin and coriander.

  • 2.

    Add the beef, basil bay leaf, thyme and season with salt and pepper.

  • 3.

    Gently stir for 4 -5 minutes over a medium-high heat.

  • 4.

    Add the tomato juice simmer gently for 40 minutes, until the beef is tender.

  • 5.

    Then add the beans until cooked. Add the Tabasco, maple syrup and parsley.

  • 6.

    Serve with two chunky slices toast, a fried egg and a drizzle of maple syrup (optional).

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (14 servings)

  • Energy 305kj
  • Fat Total 15g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Protein 13g
  • Carbohydrate 29g
  • Sugar 16g
  • Sodium 270mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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