Beef Chilli Con Carne

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Serves: 8 (290g per serve)

Category: Savoury Meals


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chilli
  • 400g lean beef mince
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 1 green capsicum, seeded and diced
  • 200g red kidney beans, drained and rinsed, no added salt
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes, salt reduced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste, salt reduced
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander, chopped (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large pan over a moderate heat
  2. Cook onion, garlic and celery until lightly browned
  3. Add cumin powder, smoked paprika, chilli powder and lean beef mince
  4. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until the mince is brown
  5. Add carrot, zucchini capsicum and kidney beans. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes
  6. Add tomato paste, chopped tomatoes and water. Bring to the boil
  7. Reduce the heat and cook for 20-25 minutes until the mixture thickens
  8. Stir through the chopped coriander before serving.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 848kJ 292kJ
Protein 15.4g 5.3g
Total fat 9.7g 3.3g
Saturated fat 2.6g 0.9g
Carbohydrate 10g 3.4g
Sugars 6.7g 2.3g
Dietary Fibre 5.7g 1.9g
Sodium 84mg 29mg

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