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Chilli Con Carne made with turkey mince - 181 calories a portion

Chilli Con Carne made with turkey mince

Preparation Time:20 mins

Cooking Time:1 hr


Calories per serving:181.7



Celery (1 stick)-33g

Garlic-2 Cloves/6g

Tomatoes, Chopped, in Rich Tomato Juice-1 Can/400g

Mixed Herbs-1 Tsp/5g

Turkey Thigh, Mince-450g

Kidney Beans, Drained-2 Cans/400g



Mushrooms, Chestnut-120g


Tomato Puree, Double Concentrate-1 Pot/70g

Red Peppers (1 pepper)-150g

Coleman’s Chilli Con Carne Mix-1 Pack/50g


Preparation: Peel and finely dice the onion. Peel and finely dice the garlic clove. Peel and chop carrot finely. Top and tail courgette and dice into small chunks. De-seed and dice the red pepper. Finely dice the celery.

Put the olive oil into a pan and warm over a moderate heat.

Add the onions, carrot and celery, and let them cook until soft and pale gold. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Add the minced turkey to the pan, and let it brown lightly, stirring occasionally.

Add herbs, the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and the chilli mix. Bring back to a simmer and leave to cooked, covered, for about 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Add the chopped mushrooms and the drained beans after the first 30 minutes. Add a little water if it is drying out too much.

Let the mixture simmer for a good 5-7 minutes until thoroughly hot.

Serve on wholegrain rice and top with a dollop of soured cream and a handful of coriander leaves (if required).

Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 181.7

Carbohydrate (g) 18.0

Fat (g) 4.7

Fibre (g) 5.5

Fruit & Veg 1.9

Protein (g) 17.1

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Looks tasty 😀

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I’ll definitely be trying this out - thanks for the post

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Looks delicious. I use turkey mince or Quorn in place of beef mince more often than not these days. I also use it in a stir fry for a quick low cal dinner. 😋

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Nice and low in calories 😉

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Sounds lovely, Pineapple27Pineapple27 will have to give that a try 😊 I do like a chilli 🌶

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Mmmm, delicious! Looks great! :-)

Zest :-)


I could definitely lose weight with turkey mince or quorn, but for the wrong reasons. Both seem to pass through me.


Oh dear! :-( Not good! How strange (or is there an explanation?)


I'd prefer to think it's that stuff, rather than me :-(

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That looks really good Pineapple! I make mine with quorn mince - even lower in fat and cals and higher in fibre! woo!

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we like quern chilli too. Works well! I


chilli is so adaptable I find! I often throw a load of extra beans in too!


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