*Minced Beef x 500 grams
*Onion x 1 medium, finely chopped
*Capsicum, green x 1 medium, de-seeded and cut into strips
*Garlic cloves x 1 or 2, finely minced (depending on how much you like garlic)
*Raisins x ¼ cup
*Tinned tomatoes x 400gm can
*Pitted or stuffed olives x 1/3 cup
*Black beans x 1 to 2 cans, drained and rinsed. If making rice for 3 or more people, use more than 1 can.
*Dried bay leaf x 1 large
*Cumin x 1 teaspoon
*Cinnamon x ½ teaspoon
*White wine vinegar x ¼ cup
*Sugar x 1 tablespoon
*Butter x 1 teaspoon (optional)
*Chicken stock powder x 1 teaspoon
*Salt and pepper to taste
*Jasmine rice to serve (use ½ cup of uncooked rice per person)
*Oil for sautéing meat and veg
*Sour cream or thick Greek style yoghurt – optional for serving
-Prepare Jasmine rice, then when cooked, stir-through drained and rinsed black beans, soy sauce and butter, then cover with a lid to warm through.
-Heat about a teaspoon or two of oil in a pan and sauté chopped onion and capsicum strips.
-When softened, add minced garlic, bay leaf, cinnamon and cumin, then cook about a minute.
-Add beef mince, increase heat slightly and cook until brown.
-Add raisins, tomatoes, chicken stock powder and vinegar and bring to a bubbling simmer and cook for 5 minutes until mixture thickens a little.
-Stir in sugar, olives and pepper to taste, then taste and add salt if needed. Cook a couple of more minutes (making sure beef mixture has thickened).
Serve over warm beans and rice with an optional dollop of sour cream or thick Greek-style yoghurt.