Food and Drink

Recipe for 2: Caribbean Beef Chilli

With the signature flavours of the Caribbean making its way through this dish, indulge in the warmth of this scrumptious beef chilli from HelloFresh. Let the contrast of sweet and spicy give you that extra warm kick you need this winter.

INGREDIENTS:
1 carrot
ΒΎ cup basmati rice
300g beef mince
50g mango chutney
1 pinch chilli flakes
1 tomato
Β½ lemon
2 cloves garlic
165ml coconut milk
16g mild caribbean jerk seasoning
50g tomato paste
30g baby spinach leaves
1 bunch mint
Olive Oil
Salt
Water

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METHOD:
In a medium saucepan, bring the coconut milk, water (for the rice) and salt (for the rice) to the boil. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don’t peek!

While the rice is cooking, grate the carrot (unpeeled). Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Drain the sweetcorn. Heat a large frying pan over a high heat. Add the corn kernels and cook until lightly charred, 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.
Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the beef mince and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 4-5 minutes. Add the carrot, garlic and mild Caribbean jerk seasoning and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.

Add the mango chutney, tomato paste, water (for the beef), salt (for the beef) and a pinch of chilli flakes (if using) to the pan with the beef mince. Mix well and simmer until heated through, 2 minutes. TIP: If you prefer a saucier chilli, stir in 1-2 tbs of water just before serving.

While the chilli is simmering, finely chop the tomato. Thinly slice the spring onion. Cut the lime into wedges. To the bowl with the corn, add the tomato, spring onion, a squeeze of lime juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir to combine. TIP: Seasoning is key in salsa, so taste and add more lime juice, salt or pepper if you like.
Divide the coconut rice and Caribbean beef chilli between bowls. Serve with the charred corn salsa.

Another delicious meal idea for 2 from HelloFresh.

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