Chilli, chocolate and mince?

Posted: December 15, 2010 in Mince

Chilli chocolate mince Late home again and I’m looking for a quick meal. On the weekend I had a great idea to finally try out chocolate in mince. Sounds quite novel doesn’t it. But combine chocolate with mince, red wine, chilli and pancetta and you have yourself a delicacy, well almost. Now I have tried cocoa before and it gives it a slightly bitter taste. But dark chocolate, now that’s a winner. I’ll be sure to try this again with chicken as I have heard rave reviews about it and chocolate. And before you ask this is not some strange pregnancy craving!

I paired this mince with some Original CC’s, lettuce, avocado, grape tomatoes and sour cream. Give it a go and see what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

Chilli Chocolate Mince

Recipe By: Kat
Serving Size: 4
Cuisine: Mexican
Main Ingredient: Chocolate
Categories: Spicy, Main Dish

-= Ingredients =-
1 tablespoon olive oil
500g beef mince
100 grams pancetta ; diced
2 celery stalks ; chopped
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves ; finely chopped
150 mililiters dry red wine
250 mililiters vegetable stock
400 grams can chopped tomatoes
1 red chilli, sliced
30 grams dark chocolate ; broken into small pieces
300 grams can red kidney beans ; rinsed, drained
Serve ; it with:
Steamed ; rice
Sliced ; red chilli
Coriander ; leaves
Corn ; chips

-= Instructions =-
1. Heat the oil in a fry pan over high heat. Add the mince and cook for 2-3 minutes until brown, then remove and set aside. Add the pancetta, celery, chilli and onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until vegetables soften. Add the garlic and wine and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the stock, tomato and chocolate, then return mince to pan. Bring to the boil then reduce heat, add beans and simmer until liquid reduces and sauce thickens. Serve on steamed rice, with the sauce, chilli, and coriander if desired or on top of corn chips, with salsa, sourcream, grated cheese and avocado.

Thankyou to all of my friends and family for following me on my foody adventure. This concludes 2010. I look forward to being back bright and bushy tailed full of new, fresh meals in 2011 after taking some time out to rest and rejuvenate! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sorry to all my family for having no time, no Christmas letter this year……….again.

  1. Heather Ferguson says:

    I have seen this trick of using chocolate with meat and always wanted to try it. Now I have the urge again to give it a go, thanks to you Kat. I have just checked the pantry and just need to get an avocado. Was wondering how to use up the dark chocolate!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Kat, and looking forward to more of your delicious recipies in 2011.

  2. Keryn says:

    Well that was our christmas eve dinner – Alyssa said, “Oh no way, This is Yum” and proceeded to polish off her entire plate of food. She was fascinated to watch the chocolate go in and she tried her hardest to find it in her dinner, winner!

  3. Heather Ferguson says:

    At last I have got around to trying this. The chocolate really changes the flavors. We enjoyed it (although I think I will add less chocolate next time) and there were leftovers for tomorrows lunch. I served it with corn chips, salsa, avocado, grated cheese and sour cream. The latter being a must. But that is just my taste. David thought more chilli would be good.

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