Syn Free Chilli Con Carne – an all time classic family friendly recipe. Pure comfort in a bowl!!
Chilli con carne is one of those meals that many go back to again and again to make, it’s always popular with families and can be served with pretty much anything.
Some of my favourite ways to serve it are with the usual rice or syn free chips. But it is also great just with as a layered bowl with various toppings of choice.
Hey you can ever use it for a delicious pasta dish – like this yummy Syn Free Mexican Pasta Bake.
What vegetables you add to bulk it out, is entirely up to you, I like to use peppers and carrots, and jalapeños. Jalapeños pack a lovely fresh kick to your chilli, which you just won’t get with chilli powder alone.
Chopping all the veg in my awesome Nutri Ninja Blender and Food Processor with Auto IQ (click to see me on amazon), it is super easy to make .The auto iq technology feature, means it blends or chops to a set pattern, depending on what it is your are making.
Butternut squash or sweet potato is also a great addition, if you have some to use up, there is no rule to exactly what you put in there apart from the spice blend that gives the flavours of a traditional chilli con carne.
Traditionally in chilli con carne, most use ground beef (extra lean being the choice of course for Slimming World), but don’t stop just there, lean stewing beef or beef chunks can produce a really hearty meal or if you want to make a really healthy version use ground chicken or turkey, like this delicious Turkey Chilli.
You can even mix up the beans – instead of kidney beans, try some black beans or even a 6 bean medley, like in this Beef and Six Bean Chilli.
I love this with rice and topped with fat free yoghurt (or sour cream for a couple of syns), cheddar as part of my Healthy Extra A choice and fresh chopped cilantro (coriander)
This Chilli Con Carne can also be cooked in a slow cooker or instant pot (pressure cooker)
Wondering what an Instant Pot is?
It is basically a 7in1 cooker, and it slow cooks, pressure cooks, sautés, has a setting for soup, chilli, rice, porridge and even makes yoghurt (I haven’t tried that yet).
This is one of the best things I have bought and I use it almost daily in one way or another. Hey I even cook my boiled eggs in this – you should see how effortlessly they peel.
Check out my other: Instant Pot Recipes
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Make this Chilli Con Carne today, full of flavour and one of the best you will taste on Slimming World.
Got leftovers? Why not try these yummy Chilli Cheese Fries
Extra Easy - syn free per serving
SP - syn free per serving
WW Smart Points - 4
Dairy Free - omit any dairy toppings
- 500g of extra lean beef mince
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 1 red pepper, finely chopped
- 2 jalapeno’s, deseeded and chopped
- 1 tin (540ml) of kidney beans, drained
- 800ml of chopped tomatoes
- 1 can (156ml) of tomato paste
- 3 cups (720ml of beef stock
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 2 teaspoons of cumin
- ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper - optional (omit if you don't like too spicy)
- 1 tsp of oregano
- 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
- olive oil spray
- Spray a large casserole dish over
a mediumhigh heat with some olive oil spray.
- Add the mince, onion and garlic and fry until browned.
- Add the carrots and fry for a further few mins
- Add the spices, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, red pepper, jalapenos, balsamic vinegar and stock and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer, add in kidney beans, cover and cook for approx 45 mins until
s has reduced and thickened. auce
- Serve topped with a little
fat freeGreek yoghurt, cheddar (as part of your Healthy Extra A and freshly chopped coriander)
Instant Pot - brown using saute function and then cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with a natural pressure release. (as the liquid doesn't tend to reduce down in the instant as it does on the stove I recommend using 2 cups of stock instead. Switch to saute mode after cooking to reduce down further if needed)
Nutritional information is an estimate and is to be used for informational purposes only.
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