Texas Three Bean Chilli

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Texas Three Bean Chilli

Texas Three Bean Chilli

Posted on 3rd December 2015
This three bean chilli has a spicy hit that will have your tastebuds tingling!
Makes 10, scale as needed.


1 kg Beef Mince
20 g Chilli Powder
35 g Paprika
35 g Ground Cumin
25 g Cayenne Pepper
300 g Black Beans
300 g Black Eyed Peas
300 g Kidney Beans
1 kg Crushed tomatoes
250 mL Bourbon
100 mL Jus
15 mL Liquid Smoke
50 mL Golden Syrup
50 mL Butter
5 g Salt
2 g Pepper
200 g Grated Manchego cheese
2 each QBA Batard White


Texas Three Bean Chilli Ingredients

Step 1

Place your mince in a gastro and cook in oven at 200 degrees until brown crust forms on surface and cooked all the way through.

Step 1 Place your mince in a gastro and cook in oven at 200 degrees until brown crust forms on surface and cooked all the way through.


Step 2

Dice your onions and sweat them off in a pot with oil until they become translucent.

Sweat off onions in a pot until translucent


Step 3

Now fry off the spices for around three minutes, until aromatic – add cayenne pepper, chilli powder, paprika and ground cumin.

Add cayenne pepper, chilli powder, paprika and ground cumin


Step 4

Add your mince from the oven and cook with the spices until nice and brown. Add additional olive oil as required.

Add mince from oven and cook until browned from the spices


Step 5

Flambe the bourbon in a hot pan to burn off the alcohol; leaving the bourbon taste and the sugar. Add the flambéed bourbon to the mince mix to deglaze the pan.

Flambe bourbon and add the the mince mix


Step 6

Add the beef jus and mix through, before adding the crushed tomatoes.

Mix through beef jus, before adding crushed tomatoes


Step 7

Once this is simmering throw in your three been variations and mix them through.

Once simmering, add bean variations and mix well


Step 8

To add a hint of sweetness, include the golden syrup and let this caramelise up.


Add golden syrup and let this caramelise 


Step 9

Finally, add the liquid smoke to add another layer of flavour and leave to simmer for 1.5 hours.

add liquid smoke and leave to simmer for 1.5 hours


Step 10

Cook your QBA Batard in the oven for 4 minutes, remove from the oven and slice. Coat with olive oil before cooking on the grill to finish.

Cook your Artisan Garlic Batard in the oven, before toasting over the grill.


Step 11

Season the chilli mix with salt and pepper and plate up with QBA Bartard slices and a bowl of grated Manchego

Add Three Bean Chilli to a bowl and season with salt and pepper

Texas Three Bean Chilli


Message from chef Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis

This is my take on a classic American three bean chilli. A word of warning, it packs a punch – but there are some serious flavours for those that don’t mind a bit of spice. Perfect on its own or served as a side.

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