Chili Con Carne Pie

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by -Sylvie-

Adjust the heat to taste. It's from a Lesley Waters (UK TV-Chef) cookbook. Some of the meat you'd normally find in this kind of dish has been replaced with lentils to make it healthier.

Top Review by currybunny

This was such a hearty and great winter warmer! I really enjoyed the beans and lentils in this alongside the meat; the dark chocolate really is the finishing touch. I don't have tapenade so used a good spoonful of sediment from my homemade chilli oil - hot stuff! Loved the turmeric colour of the potatoes; I used more milk than the recipe stated. Served with lite sour cream, hot salsa and salad - yummo! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the onion and garlic for about five minutes in a little olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Increase the heat and add the ground beef, stirring continuously until browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the chilies and cumin and continue to fry for one minute.
  4. Mix in the chopped tomatoes, tapenade, stock, lentils and beans and bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chocolate and season with salt and pepper, if you feel it needs more heat you can add some chili powder or hot sauce.
  6. While the chili is simmering, cook your potatoes until tender.
  7. Mash with the milk, turmeric and cilantro. Season to taste.
  8. Place the chili into an ovenproof dish and top with the mash, without smoothing it down too much.
  9. Place under a preheated grill for 5-10 minutes until the top is golden brown and crisp.

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