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Growing up, I was never a big fan of kidney beans and their mushy texture so I have avoided this dish for a long time.  As I’ve started to use other beans in my cooking, I thought I’d give chilli another go.  The result was pretty awesome if I do say so myself – the key was mincing the beef in the Thermomix which gives the chilli a more meaty texture over store bought mince.

Serves 4          

Chilli Con Carne | ThermomixIngredients

500g chuck steak cut into 2cm pieces and chilled in the freezer for 30 minutes

1 large red onion, peeled and quartered

2 cloves garlic, peeled

2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp sweet paprika

1 tbsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

3 tsp dried oregano

20g olive oil

2 tbsp Thermomix vegetable stock concentrate

400g can diced tomatoes

50g tomato paste

400g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed


1. Put half of the steak into the Thermomix and chop with the measuring cup (MC) on for 1 second/Turbo; repeat 2 to 4 more times until the meat has been broken down into a mince – remove to a mixing bowl

2. Mince the remaining meat and add to the bowl with the first batch of mince

3. Put onion and garlic into the Thermomix bowl and chop for 3 seconds/Speed 6

4. Add carrot and chop for 3 seconds/Speed 6

5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add cayenne pepper, sweet paprika, cumin, coriander, oregano and oil and cook with the MC off for 5 minutes/Varoma/Speed 1

6. Add meat and cook with the MC off for 5 minutes/Varoma/Reverse/Speed soft

7. Add stock, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and kidney beans to the bowl and stir to combine

8. Cook for 15 minutes/100C/Reverse/Speed soft with the basket sitting on top of the Thermomix lid

Serving Suggestions

1. Serve with cauliflower rice (using this recipe from the SuperKitchen Machine website) or steamed rice


Beef Mince | Thermomix

Beef mince