The dish is dead simple to make, and SO good. I usually make a huge pot of this once a month, portion it and freeze for days when I can't be bothered to cook! Proportions are approximate.
* Minced beef
* Red peppers (Pointy ones work best)
* Scotch bonnet chilli
* Canned red kidney beans in chilli sauce
* Knorr Beef Stock Pot
* Cumin seeds
* Tobasco sauce
* Sunflower oil
* Rice (alternatively tortilla chips, burritos or anything you want to put it in!)
1: Measure out equal volume (not weight) of minced beef, chopped onions and chopped red peppers into three bowls.
2: Chop a few cloves of garlic and 1-2 scotch bonnets. Don't overdo on chillies, overall spiciness can be later balanced out with tobasco.
3: Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pot or a deep frying pan. Add the meat and a bit of salt, brown lightly and remove from the pot back into its bowl. Can be dropped into the sieve to drain excess oil and reuse it for further frying.
4: Add a little oil, no need to clean the pan. Fry onions with a little salt till they get soft, return them to the bowl as with meat, repeat with red peppers.
5: Fry the chillies and garlic slightly, then add meat, onions and peppers. Cook over low heat, add a generous amount of cumin seeds, a Stock Pot and a few cans of beans. They should make up about a third of the pot's contents, and everything should be thick and saucy.
6: Cook everything over low heat and stir frequently until excess water boiled off. When it looks ready, try it for taste, add a little cumin if you feel there's space for it. If it's not too spicy yet, add a few spoons of tobasco, stir, taste and repeat until it's just right.
7: Once the consistency is right, take off the heat. If it's still too runny and wet, add a little flour in small amounts, mixing thoroughly every time until it's satisfying. It shouldn't be either too thick or to watery.
8: Serve any way you like! I usually serve it over cooked rice with a topping of melted cheese and sour cream. It's just as good without toppings, you can also wrap it in a burrito or top with tortilla chips.
Enjoy! Share your successes and failures