Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep. time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Syns per serving:
    • FREE
    • 3
  • Difficulty Rating: 2

This classic chilli con carne is a quick and easy recipe that's bursting with fiery flavours that the family will love. If there's any leftovers - take them to work the next day!


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 fresh chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 green pepper and 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 300ml beef stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g tin of red kidney beans


  1. Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and fry the onion and the garlic gently over a low heat for 5 minutes, until softened and golden. Add the minced beef and cook until browned. Add the chillies and spices and fry for a few minutes.
  2. Add the peppers, tomatoes and stock. Stir well and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15 minutes until the liquid is reduced. Season to taste and add the kidney beans. Cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Serve topped with a swirl of fromage frais and sprinkle with chopped herbs and paprika on top of a jacket potato or with lots of rice.

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