Black Bean Chili Con Carne

READY IN: 4hrs 25mins




  • put the beans in a large pan. cover with cold water, bring to a boil and boil vigorously for 10 minutes. drain, tip into a bowl and cover with cold water to soak overnight.
  • If using the oven, preheat to 300. cut the steak into small dice.
  • heat oil in a large, flameproof casserole or stew pot.
  • add the onion, garlic and green chile and cook gently for 5 minutes till soft.
  • transfer to a plate.
  • increase heat to high, add the meat to the casserole and brown on all sides, then stir in the paprika, ground cumin and ground coriander.
  • add the tomatoes, beef stock, dried chili and hot pepper sauce.
  • drain the beans and add them to the casserole, with enough water to cover.
  • bring to a simmering point, cover and cook in the oven for about 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
  • stir occasionally and add extra water as needed, to prevent from drying out.
  • season with salt to taste and add the chopped red pepper.
  • replace the lid, return to the oven and cook for about 30 minutes more, or till the meat and beans are tender.
  • Alternate cooking method: If you don't want to use the oven, you can just put the whole thing in a large pot and simmer it on the stove for a few hours - till beef and beans are tender.
  • sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve over cooked rice.