Chilli Con Carne

I originally posted this recipe four years ago, yes that’s right, FOUR years ago! I can’t believe I have been blogging that long!  I have been updating some of my older recipes every so often, mostly because the images are awful but I have been making some tweaks to the recipes too.  I’ve been making them gluten/dairy free where I can, as well as making them Slimming World friendly.

Chilli Con Carne is such a classic dish and is so easy to make.  You just brown your mince then throw all the ingredients in and leave it to simmer for 30 mins.  You could even cook it in a slow cooker if you have a really busy day or want to come home to this after a long day at work.  It’s an ideal recipe if you are having friends round for a casual dinner (or tea depending where you are from).

This Chilli Con Carne recipe is gluten and dairy free as well as being Syn Free if you are following a Slimming World diet.  It serves 4 generous helpings.  You can also use the Chilli in tacos, burritos, nachos or if you fancy a spicy lasagne, use the mince as the meat filling.

Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Syn Free On Slimming World Minced beef in a spicy tomato sauce with chunky red peppers, onions and red kidney beans. Serve with rice or in a baked potato

Chilli Con Carne

What You Need:

500g Minced Beef (5% fat or less)

1 Onion Chopped

1 Red Pepper Chopped

2 Garlic Cloves Minced

1 Heaped Tbsp Mild Chilli Powder (or more if you like it hotter)

1 Tsp Smoked Paprika

1 Tsp Ground Cumin

1 Beef Stock Cube/Stock Pot

400g Can Chopped Tomatoes

2 Tbsp Tomato Purée

410g Can Red Kidney Beans

2 Tbsps Chopped Fresh Coriander

 

How to make:

Fry your mince in a pan until brown.

Add your chopped onions, peppers and garlic and cook until slightly softened then add your spices.

Pour the tinned tomatoes over the mince.  Add the beef stock to 300mls hot water and also add to the mince mixture.

Rinse your kidney beans (or soak them as required if you are using the dried variety) before adding them to the mix.

Season with salt and pepper then chuck in the tomato

Simmer over a low heat for 30 mins.

Serve with boiled long grain rice, salad, baked potato (or if you aren’t on Slimming World; tortilla chips, grated cheese, soured cream, avocado) and add the chopped coriander.

 

Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Syn Free On Slimming World Minced beef in a spicy tomato sauce with chunky red peppers, onions and red kidney beans. Serve with rice or in a baked potato

Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Syn Free On Slimming World Minced beef in a spicy tomato sauce with chunky red peppers, onions and red kidney beans. Serve with rice or in a baked potato

Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Syn Free On Slimming World Minced beef in a spicy tomato sauce with chunky red peppers, onions and red kidney beans. Serve with rice or in a baked potato

Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Syn Free On Slimming World Minced beef in a spicy tomato sauce with chunky red peppers, onions and red kidney beans. Serve with rice or in a baked potato

 

If you try out this recipe or anything else from my blog, I’d really love to hear any feedback!

 

Chilli Con Carne Recipe | Syn Free On Slimming World Minced beef in a spicy tomato sauce with chunky red peppers, onions and red kidney beans. Serve with rice or in a baked potato

 

If you are looking for other Slimming World friendly recipes:

Prawn Dopiaza 

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Vegetarian Spaghetti Puttanesca 

Spicy Seafood Pasta

Gluten Free Meatloaf 

Syn Free Kedgeree

 

 

5 Comments

    • Denise
      Author
      02/09/2018 / 1:23 pm

      It is such a classic dish isn’t it? Good for the colder days ahead. It definitely has a lot more flavour with the extra spices in it, I used to just put chilli powder in but this is much better. Let me know if you give it a try 😊

    • Denise
      Author
      02/09/2018 / 1:20 pm

      Thank you! ☺️ I’m sure it will work just as well with Quorn mince, I am going to do a Vegan one in a few weeks as well as I’ve got a load of veggies that I need to use!

  1. 03/09/2018 / 7:11 pm

    My hubby does pretty much all of the cooking whereas I can bake! But I’d love to give this a go because it does sound so simple. thanks for linking up to #AllSortsofBlogs

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