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Healthy Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Chilli Con Carne with a healthy twist, just because you are on a diet it doesn't have to be boring. You can still eat the same foods but with a twist. Chill con Carne is great healthy meal but instead of the rice put in on a bed of green leafy salad if your choice.

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 450g of lean minced beef
  • 2 x 390g cartons of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of tomatoes puree
  • 1 x 390g carton of red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder, hot or mild depending on taste
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of fresh chopped coriander
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 50g mushrooms, chopped
  • Seasoning to taste (salt and pepper)
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and cook the onions and garlic for approx. 3 -5 minutes.
  2. Add the minced beef and cook until brown, stirring all the time, season with freshly ground black pepper and salt.
  3. Combine the chopped tomatoes with the tomato puree and add them to the meat and onions and stir in.
  4. Now add the kidney beans, chili powder and fresh coriander, stir to mix Simmer over a gentle heat for 15 minutes and then add the peppers and mushrooms stir in and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  5. Serve on a bed of lettuce or leafy green salad of your choice.

(suitable for home freezing)

Posted on 22nd January 2012

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