Chilli Con Carne


Chilli Con Carne is a favourite amongst nutritionists. It’s an easy healthy homemade one-pot meal that can be food prepared and stored in the fridge, or even freeze for months. No last-minute take-away, no rush when you get home in the evening, no stress, no mess, no excuses!

Just some of the health and body benefits of this Chili include:

  • The protein power of lean beef mince and Kidney Beans.
  • Lycopene, a carotenoid found in tomatoes that has been linked to a lower risk of strokes and various cancers.
  • The healthy dose of vitamin C from green peppers.
  • The anti-inflammatory, blood-pressure lowering, blood-clot reducing effects of Garlic.
  • Metabolism boosting capsaicin found in the chili powder.


Let's get cookin'.



Per serving:

  • Calories: 539kcal
  • Fat: 18.6g
  • Carbs: 67.1g
  • Protein: 22.8g

*Recipe makes four servings.


    The ingredients:

    There are no complicated, exotic ingredients here. Raid your cupboards, or add these items to your next shopping list:

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 1 white onion (chopped)
    • 2 carrots (diced)
    • 1 green pepper (chopped)
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tsp chilli powder 
    • 400g red kidney beans (strained)
    • 400g chopped tomatoes 
    • 100g red lentils
    • 250g beef mince
    • 250ml vegetable stock
    • 1/2 a packet of rice (per person)


    The method:

    Clear and simple, here are the five steps to turn your raw ingredients into a incredibly tasty high-protein meal:

    1. Heat olive oil in pan.
    2. Add chopped onion and beef mince into pan and cook until light brown.
    3. Add the rest of the ingredients and season with salt and pepper
    4. Allow all the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes 
    5. Once all cooked through serve with rice

    Time to make: 30 minutes minimum, but if you give it some love and some extra simmering time it’ll taste even yummier (20 minutes to 1-hour).

    Recipe from our Brand Ambassador Chelsea.  chelseameadd  chelseamfitness