Homemade beef chilli with rainbow vegetable couscous & soured cream

Homemade beef chilli with rainbow vegetable couscous & soured cream

288 calories in total for this filling and healthy plateful!

Chilli con carne Recipe (serves 6) = 176 calories

Onions, chopped -116g

Garlic, Raw, -7g

Tomatoes, Canned -1 Can/400g

Tomato Puree, Double Concentrate -77g

Water, Mineral Or Tap-125ml

Beans, Kidney, Red, in Water, No Added Salt Or Sugar, Canned -1 Lge Can/240g

Beef, Ground, Lean, -250g

Peppers, Green, Raw, -85g

Peppers, Red, Raw -91g

Mushrooms, Chestnut -128g

Celery, Raw, Trimmed -69g

Carrots, Raw-143g

Mixed Herbs, Herbes De Provence -1 Tsp/2g

Sauce Mix, Chilli Con Carne, Recipe Mix, Schwartz-41g


Peel and chop the onion finely. Peel and finely chop the garlic and carrot. Wash and finely dice the celery. Cut stalk out of peppers, remove seeds and chop into large chunks. Wipe mushrooms and cut into quarters.


Place a large non-stick saucepan over a medium heat and add the onions, celery and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes, add the garlic. Fry together for 1 - 2 minutes more until onion is translucent. Add the chunky peppers, tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, water and herbs. Mix and lower heat. Cover with a lid and cook for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to prevent sticking.

Add the chilli mix and mushrooms. Mix and continue to cook (covered) on a low heat for 45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes, adding more water if necessary.

Add the drained kidney beans, stir through and continue to cook for a final 15 - 20 minutes until beans are warmed through.

Serve with rice or cauliflower rice to bring down the calorie content - and a big dollop of soured cream.

PS Rainbow couscous was pre-prepared from Tesco, mixed carrot, broccoli, cauliflower, beetroot, red onion and butternut. I steamed it in the microwave for 3 minutes. 50 calories for 120g.

Soured cream = 30g for 57 calories.

Nice sprinkling of corriander to finish, 5 calories.


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4 Replies

  • Looks great! I love adding loads of veg to traditional recipes.

  • It's great to bulk out recipes with loadsa veg.... adds flavour, a bit of texture and makes a little bit of meat go a long way - this was 250g of beef and served 6 (made 3 x 2 people portions and froze two). Less than 50g of beef each.

  • Thanks for sharing the recipe Pineapple27 it looks really delicious.

  • wow this made my mouth water and having invested in a spiraliser its a good way to substitute veg for carbs - thanks for the tasty tip

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