Chilli Con Carne

Serves: 4Chilli Con Carne
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


  • 1 tsp pure vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion (160g), finely chopped
  • 250g lean minced beef
  • 2–3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-3 tsp chilli seasoning
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 low salt beef stock cube and 300 ml water
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 x 400g tin of kidney beans, drained
  • 80g sweetcorn

To serve:

  • 4 sweet potatoes, baked 40–50 mins at 180°C/gas 4 (not in nutritional analysis).

Healthy boost ingredients

  • 1 carrot (80g) finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper (160g), finely chopped
  • 1–2 courgettes (160g), finely chopped
  • 1 x 400g tin of lentils, drained.


  1. Add oil to a large pan, then add the onion and cook for 3–4 minutes until just starting to brown
  2. Add the minced beef and cook for 5–7 minutes (or until cooked thoroughly)
  3. Add the carrot, pepper, courgette and garlic. Cook for a further 3–4 minutes, stirring regularly until they soften
  4. Stir in the chilli, oregano, cumin, tomatoes, stock and puree then cover with a lid and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Add the beans, sweetcorn and lentils, and mix well. Cover and simmer for a further 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


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