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Lazy Chilli Con Carne

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 273 kcal
Author Lottie Lifts


  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 400 g extra lean beef mince
  • 100 ml red wine (add 100ml of beef stock instead if you're not using wine)
  • 250 ml beef stock
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp agave nectar (sub. for honey)
  • 240 g kidney beans (rinsed and drained)


  1. Set a large lidded pan over a medium-low heat.

  2. Add cooking spray, followed by the onion. Replace the lid and allow to sweat for 3 minutes until softened.

  3. Add the garlic and peppers, and saute for a further 3 minutes. (Add water by the tablespoon if the mixture begins to dry out).

  4. Add the spices and toast for 30 seconds before quickly stirring in the mince, breaking the meat up with a rubber spatula / wooden spoon as you go. Careful not to let the spices burn - have your mince ready to go!

  5. Pour in the red wine and simmer for 1 minute.

  6. Add the stock, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, Worcester sauce and agave nectar before stirring in the beans.

  7. Bring to a simmer over a medium-high heat before reducing the heat, replacing the lid and allowing to simmer for 20 minutes, 30 if you have the time.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 273 / Protein: 28g / Carbohydrate: 24g / Fat: 5g / Fibre: 7g


For a veggie version, simply swap the mince for 500g Quorn Mince. 

You could also swap out the beef mince for Turkey mince!