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Healthy Chili Con Carne

5 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time

Healthy Chili Con Carne

5 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time

Chili con carne is a comfort food classic, and not only is this homemade recipe easy, healthy and delicious, but you only need one pot! It's great for meal prep too, and ideal for minimal washing up.

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Ingredients (4 servings)

500g lean beef mince
400g canned tomatoes
400g kidney beans, drained
1 onion
1 red capsicum
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
2 tbsp tomato paste
300ml beef stock
1 tsp oil
-Salt, to taste
-Pepper, to taste
  1. Finely dice onion and small dice capsicum.
  2. Heat up 1 tsp oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add capsicum, garlic powder, chilli powder, paprika and cumin. Give everything a good stir and continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Turn the heat up a bit and add beef mince. Brown the beef while breaking it up with your spatula. Continue stirring for 5 minutes.
  5. Add beef stock, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper. Give everything a good stir. Cover and let simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Stir in drained kidney beans into the chilli and let simmer, covered, for 15 more minutes. Add a splash of water if the mixture is drying out too much.
  7. Serve chilli hot with some brown rice and sour cream. Enjoy!
  • This chilli con carne is great with rice and sour cream or with some baked tortilla chips. You can also use it as filling for burritos.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of chilli powder according to your spice tolerance.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days, making this a great dish to cook in a big batch for meal prep!