veg-packed chilli con carne

Veg-packed chilli con carne

SONY DSCBeans with Benefits

Simply add the pot of beans with benefits to your usual chilli recipe to enhance the depth of flavour and supercharge the veg content. Otherwise follow my recipe below for a delicious chilli containing beans with benefits.

Serves 4

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 1 hr


1 pot of beans with benefits

1 tblsp oil

1 onion, chopped

½ yellow pepper, chopped

½ green pepper, chopped

500g minced beef

½ tsp ground cumin

1 level tsp smoked paprika

1 level tsp chilli powder

400g tin chopped tomatoes

Splash of red wine

Shake of Worcestershire sauce

1 beef stock cube


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion, peppers and beef. Cook together for 5 mins, breaking up and browning the meat.
  2. Add the cumin, paprika and chilli powder. Cook for a further 1-2 mins.
  3. Add the pot of bace, tomatoes, red wine, Worcestershire sauce and the stock cube. Bring to a simmer then cover with a lid. Reduce the heat and cook gently for 1 hour (longer if you have the time).
  4. Serve with rice and a salad.

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