Beef Chilli

I really love dinner recipes that are easy to cook and that I can make double and freeze the rest. This is one of them,  I hope you enjoy it, let me know how you get on,

Jessica Cooke X

This chilli can also be made in a slow cooker, just add all of the ingredients and cook on low for 6 hours. Alternatively, if you don’t have a slow cooker but have some time, turn the heat down on the chilli and cook slowly for an hour or two, this will make it really tender. This is also a great meal to batch cook and have in the freezer. 

Serves 4


  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 portobello mushrooms,
  • sliced Dash of red wine vinegar
  • Salt/Pepper 

To serve: yogurt or sour cream, green vegetables. 


-Brown the beef mince in a large saucepan on high heat.

-Peel and finely dice the onion and add to the beef, along with a pinch of salt.

-Once the onions begin to soften, turn the heat down and add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin and paprika.

-Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper. Add the drained kidney beans and cook for another 5 minutes.

-When you’re ready to serve the chilli. saute the mushrooms in a frying pan with some olive oil until golden brown. Stir into the chilli with a small dash of vinegar

-Serve the chilli in bowls with yogurt or sour cream on top alongside some green vegetables.

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

I love drinking coffee, and my favourite thing in life (apart from my family) is to empower women to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives. (oh, and also I love playing with my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy)

I’ve coached more than 6,140 women over 14 years to lead fitter, healthier and happier lives.

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