Chilli Bunny Chow

Chilli Bunny Chow

Bunny Chow, a South African fast food classic, is normally a curry served inside a hollowed out loaf, but we think chilli con carne is perfect for it too. Whether you eat your bowl as you go along, or at the end is completely up to you.
Either way, you get to eat your chilli-soaked bowl.

If this fancy this Mexican/India mash up you should also check out our Tandoori Chicken recipe!

  • Prep time

    30 mins

  • Cook time


  • Total time

    1 hr 30 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 145 fat 4.4g saturates 1.8g carbs 18.7g sugars 2.9g fibre 2.3g protein 7.4g salt 0.65g

How to make it

  1. Start with the chilli. Finely chop all the fresh veg (onion, garlic, celery, peppers) and gently fry in 2 lugs of olive oil for 8-10 mins or until nice and soft in a large casserole dish.
  2. Throw in the Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, cumin and cinnamon.
  3. Add the tomatoes, kidney beans and finely chopped coriander stalks.
  4. Fry the minced beef with a lug of olive oil in another frying pan to brown (this will add flavour to the meat) then add to the other ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add salt & pepper.
  6. Put a lid on it, leaving a small gap and cook on low heat for about an hour (longer if you have time).
  7. Meanwhile, prepare your bread bowls. Take your small loaves of bread and cut a lid off. Keep this as it will be handy to keep the dish warm when it comes time to serving.
  8. Hollow out the bottom of the loaf (keep the bread and freeze for breadcrumbs). This is your chilli bowl.
  9. Once you’re happy with the consistency of the chilli, season and warm your bread bowls in the oven.
  10. Spoon the chilli into the bread bowls and sprinkle with chopped coriander leaves and some grated cheddar cheese. Replace the lid and serve with some nice guacamole and sour cream.

Download Our Free Guide To Chilli Con Carne

Your free Chilli guide will be emailed to you immediately.

Mexican Chilli Recipes

Similar Recipes You Might Like to Try

Comments / Questions / Tips

0 0 votes
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sign up for free cookbook.

Subscribe now for a free copy of the Gran Luchito e-cookbook filled with delicious, authentic Mexican recipes and join our mailing list for all the latest recipes, news and blog updates.