Healthy Chilli Con Carne with Rice

Chilli Con Carne Recipe

By the wlr team

This classic low calorie chilli con carne is the perfect meal to make and save for the rest of the week! Enjoy as a delicious meal and then take leftovers to work with you! If you have calories spare, serve with crispy garlic bread or a side salad with low fat dressing.

  • Recipe makes: 4 servings
  • Prep time:
    30 mins
  • Cook time: 30 mins
  • Calories: 256
    per serving


  • 1 onion
  • 160g red pepper
  • 15g Tomato Puree, Average
  • 500g extra lean beef mince
  • 400g can red kidney beans
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 1 tsp chilli powder


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion
  2. Prepare and chop the peppers
  3. Take the chopped onion and dry fry until soft, then add minced beef and cook till browned.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Drain kidney beans and rinse then add the beans and peppers.
  6. Add 1 tbsp tomato puree, choppeed tomatoes and two beef stock cubes dissolved into quarter pint of boiling water. Stir into mixture with 1 tsp chilli powder. Bring to boil and simmer for ten minutes.

Serve with boiled rice or jacket potato etc. Double up the ingredients and you'll have some ready made portions to pop in the freezer.

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Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)256
Carbohydrate (g)17.2
Fat (g)6.5
Protein (g)32.5
Fibre (g)6.1
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg2.2

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