If you’ve ever read any of my meal plans you’ll know that Mexican food is a staple in the Hogg household. It features every week, if not multiple times! Unfortuneately for me, JHogg can be just a bit fussy. He doesn’t really eat any veg, and can be extremely fussy about things like onions and tomatoes. Because apparently he is still 5 years old.

Over the last few years I have played around with chilli until I have come up with this combination – which JHogg refers to as “my chilli”. Thick and warming, it really hits the spot one any occasion!

Homemade Chilli Recipe | This is a delicious chilli that the whole family will love. You can adjust the level of spice to suit your own taste, making it perfect for any occasion. Quick to make and foolproof! https://oddhogg.com


  • 500g Mince – we tend to use beef, but turkey or quorn work just as well
  • 1 Onion (chopped) – since JHogg refuses to eat anything with onion in it, I use dried onions. They disintegrate so he can’t tell they were there, but still give lots of flavour.
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves (peeled and crushed) – I’m all about the chopped Lazy Garlic though 😉
  • 2 tsp Hot Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 tbsp Flour – Plain flour is best but to be honest either will work
  • 1 Stock Cube – The jelly stock pots are my favourite
  • 390g Cirio Finely Chopped Tomatoes with Chilli – alternatively you can use Cirio Passata 
  • 3 tbsp Cirio Tomato Puree
  • 400g Cirio Borlotti Beans – JHogg won’t eat kidney beans so this


  1. Add the onions, mince and garlic to a large sauce pan. Fry for around 5 minutes, breaking up the mince regularly.
  2. Once the mince is cooked, add the chilli powder, cumin and coriander, and fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir well.
  3. Add the tomatoes, stock cube and beans, then give it a good stir. Add the tomato puree, then bring it up to a simmer. Pop the lid on and leave it on a low heat for around 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with rice, sour cream and cheese for a filling dinner.
  • Use tortilla crisps, guacamole, sour cream and cheese to make nachos.
  • Top a baked potato for a tasty lunch.

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