The perfect Syn Free Instant Pot Chocolate Chilli – rich from cocoa powder and packed with flavour, it’s quick and simple to make.
500g (17.5oz) of extra lean ground beef
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
1 zucchini, diced
4 tbs of tomato paste
800g (28oz) of chopped tomatoes
1 cup (240ml) of beef stock
1 level tbs (5g) of 100% cocoa powder – 1 syn
1 tbs of paprika
1 tbs cumin
1 tbs chilli powder
1/2 tbs of oregano
1 tsp of smoked paprika (if you don’t like a slight smokey flavour, omit)
1 tsp of onion powder
pinch of cayenne (optional) for extra heat
cooking oil spray
salt and black pepper
chopped spring onions and coriander (cilantro)
Set Instant Pot to saute mode.
Once it displays hot, add beef and brown, remove and set aside
Spray with a little spray oil, and the onion, peppers and garlic and fry for approx 2 minutes, deglaze with a teeny bit of the stock if needed.
Add back in the beef along with in the jalapeño, zucchini, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, cocoa powder and spices and stir to combine.
Add lid (close valve if not self sealing).
Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes and once it has finished cooking allow pressure to release naturally.
Sprinkle with chopped spring onions and coriander
Serve with your choice of sides!!