spicy beef and bean chilli in a casserole dish with lime wedges next to it

Mince Recipe: Spicy Beef and Bean Chilli

October 27, 2023
Bel's Butchers

This spicy beef and bean chilli is the perfect comfort food for chilly nights or festive gatherings especially as it uses our quality-assured 100% Scotch Beef to ensure a hearty meal.

Serves 4 (generously)


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 500g lean steak mince (95% visible lean)
  • 2 tsp hot smoked paprika (depending on taste)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g mixed beans, drained
  • 1 x 400g black beans, drained
  • 450 ml beef or vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp double concentrate tomato puree
  • 2 tsps dried oregano (or mixed herbs)
  • 100g mature cheddar, grated
  • 150g full fat Greek yoghurt
raw lean beef mince from on a chopping board with the Bel's Butcher's logo imprinted on it


Heat the oil in a large, deep non-stick frying pan, wide-based saucepan or shallow flame-proof casserole. Add the onion and fry until softened. Add the mince and brown all over.

Add the smoked paprika, cumin and coriander, and cook for a minute stirring frequently.

Add the tomatoes, beans, stock, tomato puree and dried herbs. Season with sea salt and ground black pepper, and bring to a simmer. Cover loosely with a lid and cook very gently for 45 mins, or until the mince is tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened. Stir occasionally to avoid it catching on the bottom of the pan.

Serve topped with cheddar and generous spoonfuls of Greek yoghurt and there you have it, delicious spicy beef and bean chilli, a perfect sharing dish with friends and family.

Bel’s Tips and Serving Suggestions:

simple green salad with lettuce, tomatoes, green onion and spinach.

I love this dish served with brown rice, sliced avocado on the side and a crisp, simply dressed green salad. It is also delicious in tacos or in wraps (although beware, a bit messy!) If you like spicier chilli, increase the hot smoked paprika, and/or add a teaspoon of chilli powder. Adding a scant teaspoon of dried chilli flakes is another option. For extra depth of flavour, a tablespoon of cocoa powder works wonders!

Looking for other great sharing dish ideas for mince? Check out our other recipes.

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