Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Chilli con healthy

Hi dolls, hope you are all well! I have been super busy this past couple of days as school has returned and I am following my full timetable now. The classes I have had so far have been really good and fun, although I am pretty tired by the time I get home in the evening! Today's post is a non - fashion one, instead a recipe that I wanted to share from our dinner yesterday. The weather in the UK has been pretty chilly and rainy so I have started to crave comforting old favourites for dinner. I decided to make Sally Bee's version of chilli con carne, a recipe she has dubbed 'chilli con healthy' and it was delicious!

Step 1) Chop up an onion, half a courgette and a green pepper. Peel two cloves of garlic. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and then brown the mince for around 5 minutes. Add the vegetables and continue to cook for another 5 or so minutes.
Step 2) Add one teaspoon of paprika, two teaspoons of cumin and two of chilli (more if you like things spicy) and  stir in. Continue to cook for 3 minutes.
Step 3) Add one can on chopped tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of tomato puree and 600ml of beef stock to the pan. Stir well and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently.
Step 4) Add one tin of mixed beans to the chilli, and one tin of green lentils. Season with black pepper and  heat through gently for another 30 minutes. Towards the end of the cooking time, heat your rice and also some extra green vegetables for the side.
Step 5) Serve with rice and veg, I used brown rice, broccoli and spinach.
My new garlic pot! So cute!


 xoxo

13 comments:

  1. I love a good chilli and mexican food.

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    Lucy x

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  2. I may make this next time I want chilli x

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  3. looks really yummy!! hope all the best on your new school year:))
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  4. Love chilli - I always make with Turkey mince as I don't eat red meat xoxo
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  5. Cute garlic pot and this dinner looks AMAAAZING!!!

    xoxo Denise

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  6. You make me wish I could cook :(

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  7. Great recipe,as always!Love the new garlic pot!

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  8. ohh this looks delicious and i am hungry now :D

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