This comforting and filling recipe for Classic Chili Con Carne is a healthy and delicious meal. It’s great for freezing, as well as sharing with friends and family. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.


  • 1 White onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 500g Minced beef
  • 450g Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons Tomato puree
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 400g Kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 Beef or vegetable stock cube (optional)
  • A smidge of chilli powder (depending on how hot you like it)


  • Add some oil to a large pan over a medium heat and brown the mince.
  • Once the mince is browned, add the onions and garlic.
  • Boil the kettle to make half a litre of beef/vegetable stock (follow the instructions on the packet to make this).
  • Once the onions are soft add the chopped tomatoes, the chopped red pepper and the tomato puree. Stir and add some seasoning.
  • Pour in the beef or vegetable stock. Stir again.
  • Add as much chilli powder as you like (start with half a teaspoon, you can always add more later) and add the kidney beans.
  • Leave the chilli to simmer for around 20 mins.