essential Chilli con carne

Great piled into a jacket potato with grated cheese. Add in a cube of plain chocolate for a warm, richer flavour.


700g essential Waitrose British Beef lean mince (typically 10% fat)
1 essential Waitrose Onion, chopped
1 essential Waitrose Red Pepper, diced
1-1½ tsp hot chilli powder
400g can essential
Waitrose Chopped Tomatoes
1½ tbsp essential Waitrose Tomato Purée
400g can essentialWaitrose Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed


1. Fry the mince, onion and red pepper in a large, non-stick saucepan for 5 minutes until softened and browned. Add the chilli powder and cook for 1 minute.

2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and kidney beans, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Serve with rice or jacket potatoes and topped with a little soured cream or grated cheese.

Cook's tip

This freezes well. Allow to cool completely, then ladle into resealable boxes or bags and place in freezer; remember to label and date. To reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge and tip in to a pan, gently heat and bring.

essential Chilli con carne
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1133.864kJ
Fat 12.2g
Saturated Fat 5.4g
Carbohydrate 11.9g
Sugars 6.1g
Salt 0.3g

1 of your 5 a day per serving excluding serving suggestion

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This recipe was first published in Mon Oct 03 11:32:00 BST 2011.