Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 30g butter

  2. 3 tbsp bacon fat, or canola oil

  3. 2 red peppers, finely chopped

  4. 2 jalapenos, minced

  5. 3 Anaheim chillis, roasted, peeled and chopped

  6. 3 poblano chillis, roasted, peeled and chopped

  7. 2 yellow onions, finely chopped

  8. 1 head garlic, finely chopped

  9. 450g boneless braising steak, trimmed and cut into 1/2;cm cubes

  10. 900g beef mince, course grind

  11. 450g bulk Italian sausage

  12. 2 tsp onion granules

  13. 2 tsp garlic granules

  14. 3 tbsp chilli powder

  15. 2 tsp hot paprika

  16. 2 tsp ground cumin

  17. 2 tsp ground coriander

  18. 2 tsp cayenne pepper

  19. 2 tsp salt

  20. 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  21. 475ml tomato sauce

  22. 250g tomato puree

  23. 350ml lager beer

  24. 240ml chicken stock

  25. 2 (450g) tins pinto beans, undrained

  26. 2 (450g) tins kidney beans, undrained

  27. Double-fried chips, recipe follows

  28. Cheese biscuits, for garnish

  29. 1 bunch spring onions, thinly sliced

  30. 100g Cheddar cheese, grated

  31. 4 (10 to 13 cm long) russet potatoes (about 900g)

  32. 2L canola oil

  33. 1 tbsp fine-grain sea salt

  34. 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Dragon's breath chilli For the dragon's breath chilli:

  2. 1) In large saucepan over high heat, melt the butter and bacon fat. Add the pepper, jalapeno, chillis and onion and cook, for about 5 mins, until caramelised. Add the garlic and saute for a further minute.

  3. Add the braising steak and brown. Add the beef mince and sausage and brown, stir gently trying not to break up the minced beef too much. Cook for about 7 to10 mins, until meat is nicely browned and cooked through.

  4. Add the onion and garlic granules, chilli powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt and pepper and cook for 1 min.

  5. Add the tomato sauce and puree and stir for 2 mins. Stir in beer and chicken stock.

  6. Add the beans, lower heat and simmer for 2 hrs.

  7. For the double-fried chips:

  8. 1) Peel the sides of the potatoes, leaving the ends with the skin on. Cut the potatoes into 1cm slices and then slice into 1cm sticks.

  9. Fill a large bowl with water, submerge the potatoes and soak for at between 30 mins and 24 hrs. This will help to remove the excess starch from the potatoes and keep them from oxidising.

  10. Heat the oil to 160C in a deep fryer.

  11. Remove the potatoes from the water and pat dry to remove the excess water. Add 2 handfuls of potatoes to the hot oil. There should be at least 2 1/2cm of oil above the potatoes. Par cook for 5 to 7 mins, until potatoes are light brown. Sieve the potatoes, gently shaking off any excess oil and leave to drain on a wire rack. Repeat until all of the potatoes are par cooked.

  12. Raise the oil temperature to 180C.

  13. Cook potatoes again, 2 handfuls at a time, for about 2 mins, until golden brown. Remove from the oil, shake off the excess oil, and season lightly in a bowl with salt and pepper. Repeat until all potatoes are cooked.

  14. To serve the chilli:

  15. 1) Serve in bowls on top of double-fried chips and garnish with cheese biscuits, spring onions and grated cheese.


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