Beef chilli is one of those comforting dishes that are a great no-fail addition to anyone's weekly household meal list. Full of fresh veggies and beans, as well as being high in protein, this dish is hit with kids and adults who are looking to eat more healthy.
Chili con carne is a very simple dinner to make that originated from South Texas and Northern Mexico, as long as you have the essential spices in your cupboard such as; paprika, chilli powder, and ground coriander, you are on your way to making a delicious beef chilli that's low in calories.
Why We Love This Recipe
We love this recipe in particular because it's freezable, meaning you can make this healthy slimming world beef chilli recipe in bulk and separate it for different weekly meals, helping you stay on track with your healthy dinners when you are busy.
This slimming world recipe below is also syn free, meaning you can include this recipe in your slimming world diet with no guilt whatsoever, while getting in all your essential nutrients such as protein and veggies, with the beans keeping you full and satisfied for longer than regular chilli.
Serving size - Up to 4 servings (can be made in bulk and frozen)
800g of 5% less fat beef mince
2 cans of 400g chopped tomatoes
4 tablespoons of tomato paste/puree
2 tsp of chilli powder
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of coriander dried
1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
400g of kidney beans
400g of mixed beans
1 beef stock cube
2 onions diced
3 garlic cloves diced
375g of rice
Low-cal cooking spray
Greek yoghurt to serve
Fresh coriander to serve
Place a large frying pan over medium heat and spray it with some of you non-stick low-cal cooking spray.
Fry your onion and garlic off together for around 4 minutes, at this point you can add in your low-fat mince and brown it off.
Drain the excess fat from your mince and continue to fry till all the mince is browned off and releases a flavourful meaty smell.
Now you can stir in your tomato paste, chilli, cumin, coriander, Worcestershire sauce and stock cube. You can also lightly season your chilli at this point, however, go easy on the salt as the stock cube may contain a reasonable amount already depending on the brand you used.
Cook your slimming world beef chilli for around an hour till it thickens up and looks like a sauce.
Once your healthy beef chilli has thickened, nows the time to add in your two cans of beans and cook the chilli for another ten minutes.
At this point your beef chilli should be ready to serve, you can garnish the dishes with some greek yoghurt and coriander if your wish for some extra flavour.
Our Best Tips For This Recipe
Make a huge batch of this chilli - So as you can have some healthy meals in the freezer for when you are short on time.
Don't skimp on the cooking time - Chilli often tastes the best when it's cooked for a long period as it gives the flavours a chance to develop, adding more depth to the overall dish.
Fry your spices - Before adding you wet ingredients such as tomato paste and the tinned tomatoes, let your cumin, coriander and chilli fry for a little first with the meat and onions, this will allow the spices to release their full flavour.
Add some acidic ingredients or special add-ins - Try adding some extra ingredients such as ketchup, chocolate or cinnamon, some acidic options such as vinegar and lime juice can also give some flavour variation in your beef chilli.
Garnish for a more satisfying dish - To upgrade your healthy beef chilli you should make sure to garnish it with some cheese (if you can have a little treat) or greek yoghurt and coriander to soften the spiciness of the dish.
Keep it thick - Chili is great as it can be eaten with rice or just straight from the bowl, this means you should try and make sure your chilli is nice and thick. If your chilli has become too runny you could try mashing up your beans, adding cornflour, simmering it uncovered, or crushing up some tortilla crisps in your bowl.
This slimming world beef chilli recipe is worth giving a shot if you want a tasty comforting bowl of goodness that's filling and not to mention syn free!
Lets us know in the comments if you tried this recipe and how it worked out for you, and if you want, tell us your secret ingredient!
Ours has to be a square of dark chocolate thrown in for some extra depth, what's yours?