Mexican bean chilli

Mexican bean chilli

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

The secret ingredient in this chipotle-spiced, beef chilli con carne is a storecupboard favourite - baked beans

Nutrition and extra info

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  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
419
protein
31g
carbs
20g
fat
24g
saturates
9g
fibre
7g
sugar
10g
salt
1.9g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 500g beef mince
  • 415g can baked beans
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
  • coriander leaves, rice and yogurt, to serve

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Method

  1. Fry the onion and red pepper in olive oil over a medium heat for 10-15 mins or until softened. Increase the heat, add the chilli powder and cook for a few minutes before adding the mince. Cook until browned and all the liquid has evaporated.
  2. Tip in the baked beans, beef stock and chipotle paste. Simmer over a low heat for 15-20 mins. Season, scatter with coriander leaves and serve with rice and yogurt.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2013

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saffie15's picture

I've just cooked and eaten this delicious dish; I've made chilli before but this recipe is by far the one I'll be returning to. No complaints whatsoever.

elleralston's picture

I have to be honest I was a bit dubious about the baked bean thing, but my partner and I actually really enjoyed this. Served with sour cream and chive dip, corn on the cob and chilli tortillas. Will definitely make again.

cshobbs's picture
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I replaced the baked beans with kidney beans to make it more authentic. I also replaced the chipotle pasta with finely chopped chilli. It certainly was tasty. Next time I will use a little more stock as the mix was a little dry - I should have realised that my version would not have so much sauce as the original. Also I think that adding some veg would be a good idea.

scardo's picture
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Delicious! I swapped peppers for mushrooms and added paprika, tomato paste and garlic served with potato wedges, very simple and tasty.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was very quick and easy to make. Tasty and well received. Served with rice.

mattdekenah's picture
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Made this tonight and it was delicious. The only additions I made were a hint of fresh garlic and chilli as I had some available.

katiabh's picture
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This is really quick and very tasty. I love chipotle paste it gives a real smokey favour. I couldn't find any in tesco, but sainsbury's have some in a very small pot. It's not cheap bur to be honest you don't use a lot so it goes a long way. I also loved the taste the baked beans gave the chilli with the tomato sauce.
I serve it with Greek yogurt, salad and tortillas.
There is also a recipe for sausage casserole with baked beans. Another very quick and very tasty cheap family meal.

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