This is a really delicious chilli that you can make either in the slow cooker or on top of the stove. It works well either way, so in the summer when it's hot out, I do it in the slow cooker, and in the cooler months when I don't mind a bit of heat in the kitchen, I do it on the stove! It's hearty and delicious and actually very healthy!
To cut my meat in a finer dice, I usually chop it in small batched in the food processor, but you could get your butcher to put it through a large holed mincer if you ask him really nicely.
There is a secret ingredient in this healthy dish which adds an authentic and interesting flavour to the chilli which will have your family mmm-ing all over the place. A tiny bit of dark (90 - 100%) dark chocolate. You can leave it out if you want, but I think you should try it with the chocolate in first.
It also gives it a lovely depth of colour. I added a bit more corn to this batch than I usually do, only because I didn't want to have any left in the tin I had opened. This meant I had to pick a lot of it out due to my diverticulitis and inability to process corn, but Todd quite enjoyed it anyways.
I like a bit of grated cheese on mine. I used the low low Kerry blend. But you can leave it off entirely if you want to be really healthy. A wedge of lime to squeeze over top also goes very well. Just sayin'
*Chunky Beef Chili*Serves 4 to 6
1 stock cube, crumbled1 tsp ground cumin