Chilli Con Carne Recipe

By the wlr team

Serve this classic chilli con carne with rice and a simple salad for a well balanced meal. This low calorie dish is great to warm you up on those cold winter days.

  • Recipe makes: 6 servings
  • Prep time:
    30 mins
  • Cook time: 1 hr
  • Calories: 188
    per serving


  • 90g onion
  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 480g tinned kidney beans
  • 10ml olive oil
  • 227g lean beef mince
  • 15g chilli powder
  • 410g tinned plum tomatoes
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 4g white sugar

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  1. Prepare and chop the vegetables, peel and crush the garlic.
  2. Drain the kidney beans.
  3. Gently stir-fry onion, peppers and garlic, in the oil for five minutes until softened.
  4. Add the mince and chilli powder, and fry for a further five minutes, stirring to break it up and prevent sticking.
  5. Add the tomatoes, oregano, kidney beans and sugar.
  6. Cover and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally.

If you like chilli that bites back use hot chilli powder, if you prefer a more subtle sensation then opt for the milder version. Serve with wholemeal rice and a green salad but don't forget to add in the calories.

Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)188
Carbohydrate (g)22.7
Fat (g)6.4
Protein (g)15.2
Fibre (g)6.2
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg2.4

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