Coffee Chilli Con Carne by MasterChef judge, Pete Goffe-Wood & SA Comedian Chris Forrest

One of them is a master comic who tries to cook, and the other a renowned celebrity chef, who’s been known to crack the odd joke. Chris Forrest has been on the SA comedy scene since the late nineties, and Pete Goffe-Wood, best known as a judge on Masterchef South Africa, has been making great food for nearly 30 years.

Pete Goffe Wood & Chris Forrest

Pete Goffe-Wood & Chris Forrest

This comedic culinary pair have combined their love of great coffee and delicious food with a dash of great humour in a tantalising foodie demonstration. Visitors to Decorex Cape Town were spellbound as the Jacobs Coffee Magicians demonstrated the versatility of the superb Jacobs coffee, which can transform any dish – sweet or savoury – into a magical feast! Their easy-going techniques can be imitated by even the most novice cooks, while their non-stop banter kept the audience in stitches!


Coffee Chilli Con Carne

Coffee Chilli Con Carne Recipe

…may the sauce be with you
PGW eat©


  • 100g streaky bacon, diced
  • onion, neatly diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1tblsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 2tsp smoked paprika
  • ½tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2tblsp tomato puree
  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1L beef stock (2 stocks cubes + 1L water)
  • 2tblsp instant coffee
  • 1 tin red kidney beans
  • 10g fresh coriander


  • Heat a little oil in a large cast iron pan, add the diced streaky bacon and fry until it begins to crisp and colour.
  • Add the chopped onions and garlic and fry until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Next add all of the dry spices and fry for a further 30 seconds before adding the tomato paste, be careful not to burn the tomato paste.
  • Add the mince to the pan and stir to make sure the paste and spices are evenly distributed.
  • Dissolve the instant coffee into the beef stock and add to the mince.
  • Bring the pan to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook slowly for 45 min.
  • Add the kidney beans and cook for a further 10 mins.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with the fresh coriander.

Coffee Chilli Con Carne

Don’t miss the hilarious duo in the Jacobs Gourmet Cooking Theatre at Decorex Joburg 2019.

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7-11 August
Gallagher Convention Centre