Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep. time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 30-60 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 are any leftovers - take them to work the next day!

ingredients

  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp cayenne pepper or paprika
  • 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 400g tin of red kidney beans in chilli sauce
  • 400g can mixed beans, drained
  • 350g dried long-grain rice

method

  1. Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, then add the spices and mince and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and peppers and bring to the boil over a high heat. Season to taste, cover lightly and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the beans, stir well and cook for a further 10 minutes. Meanwhile cook the rice according to the packet instructions, drain and keep warm.
  4. Divide the chilli and rice between bowls and serve with a chunky salad, if you like. Eat and enjoy!

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