Marians mad house chilli

Ingredients List

  • 1 large white onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 thumb-size ginger
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 fresh red chillis
  • 1 red/orange pepper, chopped into small chunks
  • 500g mince
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • beef stock cube
  • 70/80% dark chocolate
  • 1 can tinned tomatoes
  • Double concentrate tomato puree
  • 1 can black or red beans (in water?)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2-3 TSP chilli powder


  1. get a large pot with a lid, add some olive oil in the pan, put on a medium heat
  2. finley chop, mince or grate the onion, garlic & ginger
  3. fry onion, garlic, ginger
  4. add bay leaves to the oil
  5. add chilli spice mix to the paste until
  6. add half the chopped chilli and half of the pepper
  7. remove the bay leaves once they start to crisp up
  8. add the mince and brown it off
  9. add 1 stock cube to half a mug of hot water, and add it to the pan and simmer for a few minutes
  10. add a small glass of red wine and simmer for a few minutes
  11. add the oyster sauce
  12. add four squares of dark chocolate and mix to melt them through the sauce
  13. stir through two heaped tablespoons of strong tomato puree (double concentrate)
  14. add the tinned tomatoes and stir through
  15. season with salt and pepper to taste.
  16. throw in the remaining chopped chillis and peppers
  17. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 20min
  18. Add the beans with the liquid from the can.
  19. Cover and simmer for another 10 min
  20. Season to taste, can be eaten now, or reduce the heat to let the flavours develop more

Notes & thoughts

Make a spice mix of: chili powder, paprika, cayenne, cinnamon, marjoram, crushed coriander seeds, pepper.