Its the start of the Autumn Internationals, with Wales about to take on the Aussies later on today. Match day means only one thing – chilli at half time (its the law!!). My Slimming World friendly Chilli is one of my all time favourite meals. I just can’t get enough of it, which really helps on a match day as having a good meal diverts my attention away form snacks during the game. Here’s the recipe that I use, which I’ve modified from the a couple of other chilli recipes from Slimming World, but tweaked to our own taste and heat that we like (although I must admit I’ve toned down the heat from my preferred level a bit so that the rest of the family can enjoy it too!!).
The Chilli will be washed down with Sainsbury’s Low Alcohol Czech Lager, which drunk ice cold, is a lovely refreshing and low syn alternative to normal lager. It tastes pretty close to the real thing and fools me into thinking I’m having a proper drink. At 1 syn per 500ml bottle, its ideal to enjoying the rugby with a drink and not destroying all the good done during the week. If I were drinking 500ml of Stella, that would be 10 syns per 500ml, so I am saving myself 9 syns for every drink I have.
Chilli Con Carne:
500g extra lean beef mince
1 x Large onion – chopped
1 x large carrot
3 x peppers – deseeded and chopped
Loads of sliced mushrooms!!
2 x cans of chopped tomatoes
1 x can of kidney beans (drained)
1 x tablespoon tomato puree
2 x beef oxo cubes
3 x teaspoons of ground garlic powder ( or 3 fresh cloves)
1 x tablespoon of cumin
1 x tablespoon of chilli power
1 x teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 x teaspoons paprika ground sea salt ground pepper
- Brown mince in a large deep saucepan (sprayed with frylight) with the chopped onions, cumin, chilli powder, garlic, paprika, and cinnamon.
- Grate carrot into pan and mix.
- Add all other ingredients mixing well after adding each one.
- Add tomatoes last along with the tomatoes puree and crumble in the oxo cubes. Stir well and season.
- Bring to the boil and then turn down low. I usually then cook it for a minimum of 40 minutes, however, I will leave it simmer sometimes for hours until it is half time. The slower it is cooked – the better!!!!
- Serve with steamed or boiled rice.
Although you are probably not supposed to eat Thai Jasmine Rice with this dish, I have really fallen for this rice. Its slightly sticky andtastes gorgeous with any dish, in my opinion!!!
Syns in Chilli – 0 (on extra easy)
Syns in Lager – 1 per 500ml Bottle, Czech Low Alcohol Lager, available in Sainsburys for £1.20 a bottle.
Photos to follow 🙂