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Chilli con carne

8
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
This richly spiced beef and bean casserole served with coriander and jasmine rice is sure to be a hit with the family!

Ingredients

Olive oil

1 tbs

Lean beef mince

500 g

Brown onion

2 medium, finely chopped

Carrot(s)

1 medium, diced

Celery

2 individual, diced

Zucchini

2 medium, diced

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Ground cumin

2 tsp

Chilli powder

1 tsp

Ground cinnamon

2 tsp

Canned diced tomatoes

1 can(s), (1 x 400g can)

Canned red kidney beans, rinsed, drained

1 can(s), (1 x 400g can)

Chickpeas, canned, rinsed, drained

1 can(s), 400g size can, (1 x 400g can)

Tomato paste

2 tbs

Balsamic vinegar

2 tbs

Fresh coriander

cup(s), sprigs

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan over high heat. Cook the mince, breaking up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Lightly spray the saucepan with oil and reduce to medium–high heat. Cook the onion, carrot, celery, zucchini and garlic, stirring, for 8 minutes or until softened. Return the mince to the pan with the cumin, chilli powder and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, beans and chickpeas.
  3. Whisk 1¾ cups (435 ml) water, tomato paste and balsamic vinegar in a jug until combined. Add to the saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Top with coriander to serve.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: ½ cup (85g) steamed jasmine rice and lightly steamed baby spinach leaves.