Healthy Chilli Con Carne with Rice

Chilli Con Carne Recipe with Rice

By the wlr team

With 10g of fibre this filling, low calorie chili con carne recipe is a great meal for one or the whole family! A classic meal jam packed with flavor and 3 of your 5 a day it really packs a punch. Serve with fluffy rice and garlic bread if you have calories spare.

  • Recipe makes: 4 servings
  • Prep time:
    5 mins
  • Cook time: 50 mins
  • Calories: 640
    per serving


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 240g canned chilli kidney beans
  • 400ml water
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 2 tbsp ground nut oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 500g extra lean mince
  • 400g passata
  • 50g double concentrate tomato puree
  • 300g dry, white basmati rice


  1. Peel and dice the onion. Prepare and dice the pepper. Drain and rinse the kidney beans in a colander and put to the side. Boil the water and add to the stock cube in a jug.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep pan, then add the onions and cook for a few minutes until they begin to turn transparent.
  3. Add the pepper and the spices, cook together for a couple of minutes, and then add the mince, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Cook until the mince is browned and no pink bits are left, and then add the jug of stock.
  4. Pour in the passata and squeeze in the tomato puree, bring to the boil then turn down to a simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn't stick.
  5. Place a pan of salted water over a high heat and bring to the boil.
  6. Add the kidney beans to the chilli mixture, bring to the boil and then down back down to simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  7. While the chilli simmers, add the rice to the pan of water and cook as the packet instructions.
  8. Drain the rice and leave for minute or two before fluffing up. Serve with the chilli.

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Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)640
Carbohydrate (g)81.2
Fat (g)14.8
Protein (g)42.2
Fibre (g)10.0
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg3.0

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