This recipe is one I came up with a while back and it works like a charm every time.

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Serves 4

1 large can chopped tomatoes

1 cup ale or beer

1 shot of espresso or strong coffee

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon dried thyme

pinch or more of red chili flakes

1 beef bullion cube

1 large yellow onion, finely chopped

10 cloves of garlic, whole

1/2 cup finely chopped carrot

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

splash of soy sauce

1 tablespoon Sriacha sauce

1 Lb ground lean beef

1 small can white beans


For serving:



extra chili flakes

  1. Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker except the beans, mix well and put it on high.
  2. Let it simmer for at least 4 hours, I would say 6 hours is optimal.
  3. Add the beans about 15 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve in large bowl with avocado, parsley and extra chili flakes.


Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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