Chilli Con Carne


Chilli con carne is a healthy eating option on a budget which is great for the WHOLE family.

Chilli Con Carne

Eat it burrito style, on rice (brown) or with some salad and some tostadas.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves 4


  • 1 good spray of oil for frying.
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chilli deseeded
  • 500grams of lean beef mince
  • 1 can of diced tomato
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tbs of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of beef stock salt reduced (or water if you do not have any)
  • 1 can of kidney beans rinsed
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 1 tsp of cumin


  1. Spray pan and fry the onion, garlic and chilli
  2. Add in the mince and cook until brown
  3. Add in tinned tomatoes and chop up other tomato
  4. Add in tomato paste and stock and simmer for 20 minutes
  5. Add in the spices and beans and cook through
  6. Serve either on cooked rice (try brown) and serve with either salad, guacamole, light sour cream, tomato, coriander or corn. Or you could wrap it up with similar ingredients with a tortilla.

300 calories per serve of chilli con carne.

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."