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Roots to Food Recipe

Mexican Chilli Beef with Chocolate, Sweetcorn Rice served with Tortilla Chips and Sour Cream

1 Onion Sliced thinly

1/2 small Red Pepper sliced

1/2 small Yellow Pepper sliced

500g Minced Beef

4 Spring Onions thinly sliced

125g Fresh Coriander

1 x 400g Chopped Tinned Tomatoes

1 heaped teaspoon Cajun Spice

100g Easy Cook Long Grain Rice

1 small tin Sweetcorn

1 small tin Kidney Beans

2 tbls Sour Cream

25g Dark Chocolate

1 tbls Vegetable Oil

Tortilla Chips/Doritos



In a large bowl mix the minced beef with the cajun spice. This mix is best left to marinade for 1 hour.

To make the chilli first fry off the onions in the oil until soft. Add the minced beef and cook until the minced beef is brown.

Add the peppers and continue to cook until the peppers are slightly soft.

Add the kidney beans and stir through. Now add the chopped tinned tomatoes and stir until the chilli starts to simmer.

Add the fresh coriander, spring onions and gently stir through the chocolate until melted. Simmer very slowly for 5 minutes.

The rice can be cooked simmering with the sweetcorn once the chilli is made.

Serve the chilli with sour cream and tortilla chips

Enjoy the sweetness of the chocolate in the chilli.


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Fun, fitness and food!

Darren from ‘Farm to Food’ also came to do a KS1 and Reception workshop with us. We went outside and did some exercise then discussed why it was important to keep fit. After that, we went into the hall and learnt all about portion sizes. We learnt that our hand is the perfect way to measure one portion size.  Finally, we made a banana milkshake! Everybody had a go at trying it. What a brilliant afternoon!