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Healthy Chilli Con Carne

Just because you are following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge doesn’t automatically mean you have to eat salads all the time and miss out on hearty meals.

Filling, warming dishes like stews and casseroles can still be enjoyed while you lose pregnancy weight but require care with preparation and ingredient choices.

This healthy, filling recipe for Chilli Con Carne is made with lean beef and is packed with vegetables for a good dose of fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Good for freezing for up to two months, this recipe is a great one to make in advance and keep in the freezer for those hectic days where you don’t have time to prepare a full meal from scratch.

Chilli Con Carne

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Healthy Chilli Con Carne
Chilli Con Carne
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 800 g diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 red capsicum diced
  • 400 g tinned kidney beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes optional
  • 1/2 avocado diced, to serve
  • 1 spring onion chopped, to serve
  • 8 cherry tomatoes halved, to serve
  • 4 tsp natural greek yoghurt to serve
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 800 g diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 red capsicum diced
  • 400 g tinned kidney beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes optional
  • 1/2 avocado diced, to serve
  • 1 spring onion chopped, to serve
  • 8 cherry tomatoes halved, to serve
  • 4 tsp natural greek yoghurt to serve
Chilli Con Carne
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan then add onion, capsicum and garlic and cook for 4 minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add mince and brown for a further 4 minutes, breaking up with a wooden spoon.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes, water and chilli flakes (if using).
  4. Bring to the boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer partially covered for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the beans, then simmer for a further 4 minutes.
  6. Serve in bowls, topped with avocado, cherry tomatoes, spring onions and yoghurt.
Recipe Notes

Recipe serves 4 at 364 calories per serve

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