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The Dinner Planner

Chilli Con Carne

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Recipe from Purely Delicious by Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef
Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 onion – finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 large carrot – grated
  • 2 sticks celery – sliced
  • 250 grams lean mince (beef, chicken, game meat are all great)
  • 1 red capsicum – chopped
  • 1 400 gram tinned tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 400 gram tinned red kidney – drained
  • 125 grams cherry tomato – halved
  • 100 gram baby spinach leaves
  • 1 avocado – chopped
  • 1 bunch coriander – chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 1 red chilli

Instructions
 

  • Sauté the mirepoix (fine dice) of onion carrot and celery for 3 minutes until softened.
    Add the spices and mince and cook through for 5 minutes until the mince is browned.
    Add the capsicum, tomato paste, tomato puree and beans.
    Pour over 2 cups of water.
    Simmer over a low – medium heat for 30 minutes until thick.
    Season with ground pepper and a little salt add cherry tomato.
    Fold in spinach and coriander just before serving.
    Spoon into bowls,  top with chilli to taste, avocado and a squeeze of lime.
    Enjoy by itself or with a side of steamed green vegetables, rice or quinoa.

Tips and Variations

Vegetarians can use extra beans and lentils in place of the meat.
Serve with rice, quinoa or corn chips.

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