Healthy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

By lucy bourne March 31, 2020

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Chilli Con Carne

An easy taste of Mexico with great flavour and spice.CHILLI CON CARNE

PREP TIME: 15 mins
SERVES: 4 portions

• 1 large onion, finely chopped
• 150g mushrooms, sliced
• 1 red pepper, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
• 300g extra lean (5% fat) minced beef
• 410 g tinned red kidney beans in water, drained
• 150 ml reduced-salt vegetable or beef stock
• 2 tbsp tomato puree
• 1-2 tsp chilli powder
• 1⁄2 tsp ground cumin
• 300g dried basmati or long grain rice
• ground black pepper

1. Add the minced beef to a large saucepan, a handful at a time, and cook it until browned. Add the onion and garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

2. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, spices, red pepper, mushrooms, kidney beans and stock. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to pack instructions. Season the chilli with pepper, and then serve the cooked, drained rice.

Tip: Turkey mince makes an excellent chilli – and it’s lower in fat too. If you are a vegetarian, swap the mince for soya mince or mixed beans.


*All nutritional information is approximate

Energy 488kcals
Protein 30g
Fat 5g
Saturates 1.5g
Carbohydrates 82g
Sugars 12g
Dietary Fibre 7g
Salt 0.9g