Weight Watchers chilli con carne recipe

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  • Weight Watchers
serves: 8
Skill: easy
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Weight Watchers chilli con carne is a classic recipe with a lower-fat twist. This hearty meal is a real winter warmer, minus the guilt of extra calories and fat. Cook up a big batch of this healthy chilli con carne from Weight Watchers, in three quick and easy steps and you have yourself two dinners to feed a family of four. This recipe serves 8 people and will take around 2hrs to make and cook. Serve your chilli with potato wedges, tortilla wraps or a small portion of rice.


    • low-fat cooking spray
    • 2 large onions, chopped finely
    • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 600g (1lb 5 oz) extra lean beef mince with 7% fat or less
    • 4 red peppers, de-seeded and chopped finely
    • 450 g (1lb) mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 small red chilli, de-seeded andchopped finely or 1tsp dried chilli flakes
    • 1 kg (2lb 4 oz) carrots, peeled and chopped finely
    • 2tbsp dried oregano
    • 1tsp paprika
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1tbsp fennel seeds
    • 1tsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
    • 2tbsp tomato purée
    • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 x 400 g cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    • 300 ml (½ pint) vegetable stock
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • A small bunch of fresh coriander or
    • Parsley, chopped, to serve


    • Heat a very large, lidded, non-stick saucepan or casserole and spray with the cooking spray. Stir fry the onions and garlic for 5 mins, or until softened, adding a little water if they start to stick.

    • Add the mince and stir fry, breaking it up with a wooden spoon for 10 mins, until it is browned all over. Season with black pepper and add all the other ingredients except the coriander or parsley.

    • Bring to the boil and then simmer gently, covered, for 1½ hours, stirring occasionally. Remove the bay leaves. Serve with the coriander or parsley scattered over the top.

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