Four Bean Chili


Four Bean Chili

Ingredients                  Serves 4

  • 500g lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1clove garlic crushed
  • 6 medium tomatoes (diced)
  • 2tblp  tomato paste
  • 400m beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 red kidney beans
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can black eyed beans
  • 1 can Cannellini beans
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Toppings: shredded cheese, fresh coriander & sliced red onion


  1. Cook ground beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until meat is no longer meat and onion is softened. While it cooks, use a wooden spoon to crumble the meat into small chunks.
  2. Add jalapeno, chili powder, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, cumin, and garlic powder. Cook for 1 minute, stirring to mix everything and toast the spices.
  3. Add diced tomato, tomato paste and beef stock. Simmer uncovered for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. If too thick, add a little more water or beef broth.
  4. Add beans and salt and pepper and simmer gently for 5 more minutes.

Chef’s Tip: Why not add some fresh squeezed lime juice before serving with your chili. Serve steam rice, which you can mix freshly chopped coriander.


Marco Morana

Chef Marco a chef with over 30 years of experience, with outstanding technical knowledge and a proven track record, ​has worked in Rosetted as well as Michelin star restaurants both in Europe and in the USA. He has attended cookery school at the Roux Brother's, Raymond Blanc and Betty of Harrowgate. One of his key achievements, includes success in building the reputation and maximizing clientele of critically acclaimed "one of the best tapas restaurants in the UK". He has the "Midas touch" with turning around restaurants, with a passion and drive for cooking. Some of his other achievements include, being a long standing food stylist for Michelin star Spanish restaurant, Reeds. He has also been featured on Radio Scotland and some of UK's Food Channels.

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