Central American Chilli Beef with Capsicum, Coriander, Avocado and Chocolate.

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  1. BuD

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    trying this tongiht currently cooking
    id use my thermal slow cooker but not enough time to lave it for a few hours so doing stovetop method this time round
    let u know how it turns out later
     
  2. BitAddict

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    No just in a stainless pot with lid in the oven :)
    I'm currently a bachelor, missus is in Germany for a few weeks. I cooked enough to last me a few meals - guess what I had for dinner tonight :D
     
  3. OldnBold

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    Nothing wrong with that .. I regularly double recipes so we can have some later .. thanks for the info on the stovetop cooking :thumbup:
     
  4. BuD

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    well the recipe turned into quite a hit heere with thumbs up from the 2 other people who also got to eat it.

    I made a fair bit so to have left overs for lunch today
    and overnight it became even more tasty by lunch today

    thanks for sharing :)
     
  5. Gibbon

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    Currently have this in my slow cooker, and it's smelling pretty damn good!

    I basically just followed the recipe using a pan, and then when you combine everything back together after browning the meat I put it all into the slow cooker instead of back into the pan.

    Chocolate and coriander yet to go in (just before serving).
     
  6. OldnBold

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    I also used my slow cooker on high for four hours.

    Vegies first in the fry pan as the recipe suggests (excluding capsicum), threw these in the slow cooker. I then floured and seasoned the meat and browned in the same frypan, put them into the cooker. Deglazed the pam with a bit of red wine and tossed that in the slow cooker. Added rest of the ingredients minus the chocolate and coriander.

    With five minutes to go I added the grated chocolate. Served and added chopped red onion, coriander and avocado. I was surprised at how mild it was with the four chillies (and they were the extra hot green variety). Good for my wife who doesn't like hot food but must remember to add more chillies to the garnish for me next time.

    All in all a great dish .. thanks for the recipe scon.

    Think of this as a mild chilli con carne with chunky beef ;)
     
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    Cooked it up last night after a day of brewing with a mate....went down a treat.

    Changed the chilli for some homegrown orange savina's I had frozen for just such an event and they didn't let me down.
     
  8. ndernee

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    I gave this a go last night and will be eating the leftovers tonight. It was pretty damn good, thanks for the recipe. :thumbup:
     
  9. phantom220

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    Made this tonight. Very tasty. Highly recommended :)
     
  10. hugofirst

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    Just made this tonight.. 2x :thumbup:

    I agree with most in that it could use a few more chili's & maybe a little salt.

    Also, in the 'Red onion / Avocado / Coriander' mix, I added about half a tbl spoon of Italian dressing to the mix.. just to take the edge off the raw onion..

    Thanks Scon!
     
  11. phantom220

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    Hrm. Perhaps more delicious as leftovers? Who knows.

    Definitely needs more chillis though. I used 4 red ones, have to say I'm wondering if I did it wrong because I cannot taste them at all.

    Om nom nom nom :)
     
  12. elstado

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    Looks tasty.

    Might cook this up for the girl one time.
     
  13. bobfranklin

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    Go the habanero in it, makes the meat have a wonderful flavor.
     
  14. Gibbon

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    Well this recipe is a definite winner. My missus even loves it, and she's not a big chilli fan.

    I have another batch in the slow cooker right now, and the house is smelling awesome :D
     
  15. mevereyn

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    Tried this one last night - went down a treat! There's plenty left over for tonight, which is fine by us. :)

    Thanks for another kick ass recipe, scon. :thumbup:

    Actually went and bought the book too, so thanks for the mention of that as well.
     
  16. BitAddict

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    Came here to look this up again & cook tonight - it is still my favourite OCAU recipe and my wife refers to it as the "Overclockers Chocolate Chilli" when she asks me to cook it :D
     
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    I had completely forgot about this recipe, glad it's still getting some love. I've got a great Pork Mole Verde that I've been making lately that I'll have to chuck online next time I make - so easy and tasty and quite different to this too.
     
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    I still make it routinely though I have added additional meats and beans, the core of the recipe is the same. Still so popular.
     

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