It’s not getting any warmer is it?! So I thought what better way to warm our tummies than to whip up a Slimming World Friendly, Chilli Con Carne and share the recipe with you all!
You can serve this just like I did with a portion of rice and salad or skip the rice and make it SP with a massive helping of salad and vegetables. You can also bulk out the recipe with more speed foods like mushrooms, peppers and a variety of beans. For this though, I’ve stuck to the basic recipe I use whenever I make a Chilli and it tastes pretty damn good too!
500g 5% Fat Mince
Fry light (if you’re using a pan)
1 Large Onion chopped
1 Garlic clove chopped into small pieces
400g tin Kidney beans drained
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Cumin
1tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
800g Chopped Tomatoes
1 tbsp Tomato Puree
1 Beef stock cube
200ml Boiling water
Step 1: Spray your pan with fry light and add your chopped Onions, Garlic and Mince and fry lightly until Mince is browned.
Step 2: Add your spices and Kidney beans and mix well (don’t throw your tin away!).
Step 3: Add the tomatoes and puree and mix well.
Step 4: Add 200ml boiling water and your stock cube to the kidney beans tin and fill approx. half way. Stir and then add the stock into the pan. Stir well and leave to simmer for 15minutes.
One of the good things I love about this recipe too is that you can bash all the ingredients together into a slow cooker or use a saucepan/hob and let it simmer for a while. Our oven/hob at the new house is brilliant, it heats up super quick and even though it’s electric, the temperature alters really quickly too so you don’t have to worry about burning anything. Belling range cookers UK have a gorgeous range of cookers if you’re looking to update your kitchen to fit in with your new Slimming World-I’m going to cook everything from scratch- lifestyle so go take a look!
Leaving the mixture to simmer will help soften the kidney beans and will thicken the mixture. If you like your Chilli to be quite runny, add another 100ml of water or alternatively, leave to simmer for less time. I like to have mine quite thick and juicy as the tomatoes help to give it a lovely juicy texture anyway but if you find it’s too thick, just do this.
As I said above, serve with whatever you fancy but I tend to go with a bit of salad and some boiled rice, sometimes with a lashing of sour cream or guacamole... Enjoy all of this completely free of syns (although I can’t control what you eat after this...)