Pumpkin, Black Bean and Beef Chilli

​The nights are drawing in and you can see your breathe in the air - its time for some comfort food using seasonal ingredients.



  1. Dry fry the minced beef in a large Dutch oven or large pan over a medium-high heat until the beef mince has browned completely then remove with a slotted spoon. 
  2. Fry the onion in the Dutch oven or large frying pan along with the red pepper and garlic for 7 minutes until the onion has softened. 
  3. Stir in the chilli powder, oregano and cumin and cook 1 more minute. 
  4. Add the cooked beef mince back into the Dutch oven or pan.
  5. Stir in pumpkin or butternut squash, the black beans, chopped tomatoes, stock and season with the salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low and simmer 20 to 25 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. 
  6. Stir in the fresh coriander and serve with the sliced chilli peppers and sour cream.