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Texan Chilli Beef and Bean Filo Pie


Adrian Richardson

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  • Ingredients
  • 2 kg Texan beef ribs
  • Marinade
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp toasted and ground cumin seed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 fresh jalepino peppers sliced
  • 2 red onions sliced
  • 2 lemons
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Red wine
  • Filiing
  • 2 cups cooked kidney beans
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 stick celery
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 500 mls tomato passata
  • 500 gms melting cheese (refer to cheese sponsor)
  • 1 bunch spring onion
  • 100 mls maple syrup
  • 1 packet thick filo pastry 7 sheets cut in half, place in casserole bake 200ºC for 10 mins
  • 250 gms butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper



Step 1

Texan Chilli Beef
Marinate over night and cook covered in an oven for 3 hours at 175ºC till very tender, remove the meat from the bones and cool, keep all the liquid

Chop up red onion carrots, celery, chilli and garlic. Sear in pan with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in tomato passata and maple syrup

Pull the meat off the ribs and slice into pieces. Place in a baking dish and pour in the marinade. Put spring onions on top and then cover with vegetables from the pan.

Sprinkle a layer of cheese on top.

4 layers of filo pastry on top, each brushed with butter

NOTE: Beef ribs can be replaced with diced beef in this recipe

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