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Ghost Chilli con Carne

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

Ghost Chilli con Carne - Using Ghost Ship - Ghost Pepper & Garlic chilli sauce

A Spice Island Chilli recipe created by Elly Mitchell.

Elly is the sole talent behind the food and travel website, Fork & Vine. Please check out Elly's website where you'll find the full review and recipe for her Chilli con Carne using Ghost Ship - Ghost Pepper & Garlic sauce. As well as, engaging, educational and entertaining reads from Elly on food, reviews and travel from across the Hampshire and West Sussex area.

All aboard the Ghost Ship!

Ghost Chilli con Carne

You will need:

Olive oil 500g minced beef 2 onions 2 cloves garlic 1 red pepper A medium glass of red wine 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp marjoram 1 tsp paprika 1 tbsp tomato paste 2-3 squares dark chocolate 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin kidney beans 200ml beef stock Three tablespoons of Spice Island Ghost chilli sauce Salt n pepper

  1. Fry the onions in a few dashes of olive oil until soft then add the beef and fry until browned.

  2. When the beef is browned add in the garlic and chopped red peppers with your wine and bring to the boil.

  3. Add your dry spices and your Spice Island Chilli Ghost Ship; you can start with a small amount and add more to suit your heat tolerance. We recommend three tablespoons to get you started.

  4. Bung in your tin of chopped tomatoes and tomato paste, give it a stir and then add the chocolate and the beef stock, back on the hob to simmer with a lid on.

  5. You can cook on a low heat for an hour, letting all those gorgeous flavours swim around together in a spicy pool of goodness, before adding the kidney beans in at the last minute and heating through.

  6. Taste test – add more chilli and salt n pepper if needed.

And you're done! -

For a nice Summer twist, serve your chilli on a bed of salad, with a squeeze of lime juice, sliced avocado and a dollop of zero fat yoghurt

But you can of course go with the old faithfuls; rice, tortilla chips, wraps, or just a straight up chilli bowl – the possibilities are endless – another reason why this is such a banging recipe.

Check the website regularly for more easy, home cooking classics from Elly in the future.


Hi, I'm Liam. Founder and creator of Spice Island Chilli

Spice Island Chilli®, based in Portsmouth, is a fusion of my two passions: History and Chilli.

It’s the reason I continued to create my handmade range of chilli sauces, sharing with you my interest for awesome new tastes and flavours, and the historic tales of adventure that helped inspire me to create the range.

Spice Island is the historic location of maritime trade and customs in the area of Portsea known as Old Portsmouth.

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