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Chilli Con Carne

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 35 mins

Serves 4, costs under £4.00


  • ½ Pack (200g) Lean Minced Beef
  • 2 Small (120g) Onions
  • 2 (6g) Garlic Cloves or 10g Garlic Puree
  • 2 Tins (800g) Chopped or Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoons (3g) Chilli Powder
  • 1 (160g) Red Pepper
  • 5 Large Sized (100g) Mushrooms
  • 1 Tins (400g) Kidney Beans
  • 1 Pinch (1g) Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon (10g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Mug (300g) Easy Cook Rice

Allergy Disclaimer

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Cost Disclaimer

Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Peel and chop the onions, slice the mushrooms and the pepper. Finely chop or crush the peeled garlic.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the onion.
  3. When the onions start to turn brown add the mince, browning it over a gentle heat, and stir continuously to stop it from sticking.
  4. Add the garlic, then add chopped tomatoes and chilli powder, bring the sauce to the boil then cover and lower the heat and simmer gently for 10-15 minutes. If using plum tomatoes, chop them up using a spoon when in the pan. Give the sauce a good stir from time to time.
  5. Meanwhile bring two mugs of water to the boil, add the rice and follow instructions on the packet for cooking.
  6. While the rice is cooking add the red pepper and sliced mushrooms to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the drained kidney beans and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  8. Add black pepper to taste and serve with rice.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 533g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
4.5 g
23.8 g
Total Fat
1.1 g
6.1 g
Saturated Fat
0.3 g
1.5 g
16.8 g
89.7 g
Total Sugars
2.1 g
11.2 g
NSP Fibre
1.1 g
6 g
19 mg
100 mg
0 g
0.2 g

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