Chilli con carne

Let's make chilli con carne

Prep time
10 minutes
Cooking time
40 minutes

As bolognese sauce, with changes

1 tsp mild chilli powder

1 small (210g) tin red kidney beans (in water), drained

Chopping board


Saucepan and lid

Tin opener

Wooden Spoon

Tablespoon and teaspoon

Measuring jug

Chilli con carne

Follow the recipe for the bolognese sauce, using the chilli powder instead of dried herbs and balsamic vinegar. Add the kidney beans 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

chilli con carne
Serving suggestions
  • Serve with boiled rice or a baked potato and a salad
  • Chilli goes really well with a tomato salsa or guacamole dip on the side
  • Adding beans to the cottage pie and chilli con carne recipes means you can use less minced beef, or if you follow the recipes as they are you may find you’ll have some leftovers to freeze
Top tips
  • Add some cooling natural yoghurt and you have all four food groups covered!
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Bolognese sauce
Bolognese sauce

Use Quorn or soya mince instead of beef for a vegetarian alternative

Baked potato
Baked potatoes

Serve baked potatoes with salad and a topping, or on the side as a healthier alternative to chips