Nigella's Quick Chilli

A quick beef chilli recipe inspired by Nigella. I love the addition of chorizo and will add it in to all of my chilli recipes from now on.

Nigella's Quick Chilli

This quick chilli is perfect for a weeknight as its thrown together so fast. It has quite a sweet taste thanks to the sweet chilli sauce and, although not entirely authentic, it's really really tasty.


Yield: 4

Quick Beef Chilli

A quick beef chilli recipe inspired by Nigella
prep time: 10 minscook time: 30 minstotal time: 40 mins


150g Chorizo, sliced into half moons
500g Minced Beef
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cardamon pods, bruised
500g Jar of Roasted Vegetable and Tomato pasta sauce
Tin of chili beans
60ml Sweet Chili Sauce


Step 1: Fry the chorizo until it releases oil then add the mince and cook on high for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add the spices then the pasta sauce, chilli beans and sweet chilli sauce.
Step 3: Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Serve with some rice, sour cream and grated cheese


  1. Quck, easy and very tasty..a winning combination:D

  2. I would never have thought to use sweet chili sauce

  3. I have fond memories of this chilli. Delicious but not so good for the waistline. I do add a dash of sweet chilli sauce to my own chilli now to make a change from chocolate. Yummy :)

  4. Another of your great quick and easy recipes, Beth. It looks positively smashing.

    BTW, I've given you an award. Pop on over to my place sometime to collect it.

  5. Have not made but been on receiving end of this and was really good, sweet as you say but timing wise is a winner! :)

  6. I've not made Nigella's Quick Chilli but it looks great!


  7. Chili with chorizo - YUM. Great recipe.