Beef chilli con carne

Ideal for a quick dinner


This simple recipe makes mincemeat a bit more exciting and is ideal for a quick dinner. It is also perfect for freezing in individual portions.


Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 450g / 1lb of minced beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 100g / 3½ oz. of frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 medium pepper
  • 5 button mushrooms
  • ½ x 400g / 14 oz. tin of tomatoes
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 150ml / ¼ pint of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 2 dessertspoons of tomato sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • ½ x 240g / 8.5 oz. tin of kidney beans
  • 1 dessertspoon of plain flour

Method

  1. Chop the onion, garlic, carrot, pepper and mushrooms
  2. Dissolve beef cube in a 150ml / ¼ pint of boiling water
  3. Put minced beef in dry frying pan. There is sufficient fat in mince for frying
  4. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes over a low heat until well browned, stirring all the time
  5. Add onions and garlic to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle on the flour and chilli powder and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring all the time
  6. Add beef stock, tomato sauce, tinned tomatoes and vegetables. Bring to the boil
  7. Add kidney beans to mince
  8. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce is at the desired consistency

Serving Suggestions

Serve with wholegrain brown rice

info

Make this meal as spicy as you want by adding more chilli powder!

About this Recipe

Recipe adapted from 101+ Square Meals

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Beef chilli con carne

Serves

4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

40 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

5-a-day

2 Of Your 5 A Day

2 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Can Opener, Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Frying Pan, Wooden Spoon

Can OpenerChopping BoardChopping KnifeFrying PanWooden Spoon
1/4 of the recipe contains
Energy
1346kj
321kcal
16%
Fat
11.9g
17%
Saturates
4.9g
25%
Sugars
10.4g
12%
Salt
1.7g
28%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (365g)
Energy369Kj 1346Kj
88Kcal 321Kcal
Fat3.3g 11.9g
(of which saturates)1.3g 4.9g
Carbohydrate5.3g 19.3g
(of which sugars)2.8g 10.4g
Fibre1.8g 6.5g
Protein8.5g 30.9g
Salt0.5g 1.7g

Recipe rating

Current rating: 4 (1 ratings)