This dish shows just how easy it is to maintain a healthy diet and still enjoy food!
It's low on all the naughties like saturated fat, salt and sugar and a lot less calories per serving than the usual chilli. Natural spices add the flavour and give it a kick.
It's courtesy of the new book Good Food, Good Health, which is packed with easy and healthy everyday recipes.
The book even colour codes each recipe– most are green and amber (the healthiest dishes) – while there are a few red ones for when you fancy a special treat.
- 1kg lean beef or lamb mince
- 400g can red kidney beans in chilli sauce
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon tomato purée
- 2 medium carrots, grated (optional)
- A sprinkle of dried oregano
- Worcester sauce to taste
- 500ml good stock or gravy
- 1 tablespoon fresh coriander leaves, chopped
- Jalapeno chillies (optional)
- To serve: wild, brown or Basmati rice
Method1 Fry the onion in olive oil, using a deep saucepan, until lightly browned. Add the garlic and fry together.
2 Add the mince, plus the paprika, salt and pepper. Mix well and cook until the mince is browned.
3 Add the kidney beans in sauce, tomatoes, tomato puree, carrots (if using) and oregano, plus Worcester sauce and stock or gravy.
4 Mix well, turn down the heat and leave to simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring periodically.
5 For greater flavour, continue cooking for longer on a very low heat.
6 Add the jalapeno chillies and sprinkle over fresh coriander before serving with your chosen rice.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45-60 minutes
Nutrition InformationServes 6-8
Per 100g: Fat 7.4g, Saturated Fat 3.2g, Sugar 2.1g Sodium 0.2g
More healthy recipes to try:
Summer Superfood Salad
James Martin's Chicken & White Bean Salad
Detoxifying Fruit Smoothies
Low Fat Chicken & Mushroom Casserole
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