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Chilli Con Carne

Points® value
Total Time
55 min
15 min
40 min
A delicious mexican chilli con carne recipe packed with kidney beans and spices. Not only are kidney beans a great source of protein and fibre, but they can also count towards your five-a-day. Our chilli recipe is a perfect winter warmer dish and is a great dinner party recipe as it can just be left to bubble away on the hob whilst you entertain.


Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Extra lean beef mince (5% fat), raw

500 g


1 medium, finely diced


2 clove(s), minced

Chilli Powder

1 tablespoon(s), level, mild

Ground Cumin

2 teaspoon(s), level

Plain White Flour

1 tablespoon(s), level

Beef stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 400 ml stock

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large, chopped

Kidney Beans, cooked

1 can(s), large, drained, drained and rinsed

Tomato Purèe

1 tablespoon(s), level

Cocoa Powder

2 teaspoon(s), level

Oregano, Dried

1 teaspoon(s), level

Bay leaf, dry

1 leaf/leaves

Brown basmati rice, dry

200 g

Corn on the cob, raw

2 medium, (4 cobettes)

Coriander, fresh

1 tablespoon(s), chopped, to garnish


  1. Mist a large nonstick pan with cooking spray and put over a medium heat, then add the mince and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, until the beef is brown all over.
  2. Add the garlic, chilli powder and cumin and cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle over the flour and stir well.
  3. Add the stock, tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato purée, cocoa powder, oregano and bay leaf. Stir well and season to taste. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover partially with a lid. Leave to cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to pack instructions, and cook the corn cobettes in a pan of simmering water for 5 minutes, or until just tender.
  5. Serve the chilli con carne with the rice and corn, garnished with the chopped coriander.


Our easy chilli con carne recipe incorporates cocoa powder which adds depth and richness to the chilli. If you don't have cocoa powder, then you could use black coffee or a teaspoon of Marmite. Follow our steps below to learn how to make chilli con carne. Just remember to adjust the SmartPoints if you make any changes.