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.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 6


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.