Quick chilli with creamy chive crushed potatoes

Quick chilli with creamy chive crushed potatoes

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Make comfort in a pot with this tasty and warming recipe, perfect for rainy evenings

Nutrition and extra info

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  • kcal547
  • fat14g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre11g
  • protein31g
  • salt1.84g
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  • 454g pack reduced-fat pork sausage
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1kg new potatoes, skins on, thickly sliced
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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 2 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp each ground coriander, chilli powder and ground cumin
  • 400g can red kidney beans in water, rinsed and drained
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes with herbs



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 5 tbsp 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • 20g pack chive, snipped


  1. Squeeze 3 balls of meat from each sausage, then fry in the oil for 5 mins until golden. While they cook, put the potatoes on to boil for 10 mins until tender. Add the peppers to the pan, then fry for 4 mins more. Tip in the garlic and spices, fry for 1 min, then add the beans, tomatoes and sugar. Simmer for 5 mins until saucy and the meatballs are cooked.

  2. Drain the potatoes, then crush with a masher. Fold through the yogurt and chives, loosen with a splash of water, then serve with the chilli. Top with a dollop more yogurt and sprinkling of chives, if you like.

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Comments (26)

Kamillanlarsen's picture

Love this meal - quick, easy and so yummy!
I added some onion to mine and doubled the amount of beans to my taste.
I've made it twice with different kinds of sausages and found that the seasoning might need adjusting dependent on the taste of the sausages.

suzymmorton's picture

Sorry, should have put 5* with my comment

suzymmorton's picture

Really good recipe. The chilli is ok, the potatoes are great and make a nice change from the rice we usually have with chilli. I made the potatoes with low fat creme fraiche as that's what we had in the fridge, but it worked fine.

janjan87's picture

Wasn't convinced the first time I ate it but had some the second time after I'd frozen the leftovers and I really enjoyed it, weird. I think it was the sausage meat that didn't work for me so next time I will try using mince beef and extra chilli powder. Other than that, a definite winter warmer :o)

ladyb666's picture

Kept the skin on sausages, just cut with scissors into frying pan to brown. Found the dish needed more chilli to suit adult taste but my children loved the milder taste as per recipe. Added grated cheese to the crushed potatoes, not healthy but yummy.

igarrod's picture

I love this meal, it's quick, easy and really tasty. I have changed it slightly though ..... instead of kidney beans a well known supermarket sells mixed taco beans in a spicy tomato sauce and these go really well with this. I have also made it using stewing steak and with minced beef as well. Try it ... you won't be sorry

whats4t's picture

Time and time again contributors to comments complain of too thin sauce or too much liquid in a dish, surely it makes sense not to add ALL the liquid (tinned tomatoes etc) at once and if at the end of cooking time the sauce still isn`t thick enough just mix a little cornflour with water or other liquid and add to mixture and just simmer for a couple of minutes....voila! simples!!

lizleicester's picture

Easy, tasty meal. I only used half a teaspoon of chilli so the wimps amongst us (me) were happy with the outcome and everyone else added Cholula Hot Sauce to set them on fire!

thecherub's picture

We liked this. A nice easy alternative to tradional chilli. Although it does take longer than stated above. Good after work recipe and will do it again. I served with proper mash not 'crushed new potatoes' just because we love mash so much.

emmalh1911's picture

Great recipe, easy to make. Only used one tin of tomatoes and creme fraiche in the potatoes. Very tasty and the potatoes made a wonderful change to the usual rice.

meyers's picture

Cooked this recipe this evening and really enjoyed it. I agree with some of the other comments about it being too watery. I simmered it for 5-10 minutes longer to thicken it up. I also prefer my chilli with a little more kick so I added a chilli sauce I have whilst simmering to zing it up a bit! The crushed potato's were excellent. Would definitely recommend this dish. Enjoy...

lizzydrip60's picture

Loved the recipe very easy to follow although on reading it more closely am sorry to say it sadly takes longer than 5 minutes to get me saucy now !!!

eleanormayo's picture

Enjoyed this last dish, I ended up breaking my sausages up a bit smaller and served with chive mash using normal potatoes and fromage frais instead of yoghurt.

clairewood47's picture

Loved this recipe. I used ready made meatballs & instead of yogurt & fresh chives, I put in a dollop of low fat Philly cheese with chives and it tasted great.

zoecollins's picture

I absolutely love this. I have to leave out the kidney beans, as my husband can't stand them, but it still tastes great and it's so easy to knock up after a long day at work. Brilliant.

babsfazekas's picture

Nice and really very quick, the potatoes were great but the wateriness of the sauce takes away from them a bit. If i were to make it again, I'd probably just slice the sausages and brown them with the skin on, and add just one can of tomatoes.

ashnodds's picture

as expected.....it was very easy to do......family loved it......

100% winner yet again.... :-)

lizziej77's picture

Great recipe, quick and easy to prepare and tasted great. Used half fat creme fraiche and dried chives in the potatoes and it worked out great, a little sourness against the chilli and real change from rice. Definately making again.

michelle-macdougall's picture

I cooked this tonight and was very happy with it. I didn't use the yogurt in the potatoes, only because my yogurt was past it's best so I just mixed them with a bit of margarine instead. Such an easy and quick dish to make but so flavourful. My husband says he thinks he likes it better than regular chilli and says I definately have to make it again.

chelle77's picture

I cooked this recipe for my boyfriend and I. I didnt have any greek yogurt for the potatoes so I used 1 tbsp crème fraîche, 1 tbsp butter, salt & pepper and still included the chives. We thought the chilli were a little too watery from the tomatoe juice. If i were to make this recipe again i would either use only 1 tin of tomatoes or not pour as much tomatoe juice in. We really enjoyed the crush potatoes!


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Suzbug's picture

Made this twice now - the second time, I used venison sausages and it was delicious. Nice and healthy too!