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Atlas Healthy Chilli Beef

Known for its comforting appeal, the hearty and modest beef chilli con carne is a popular dinner choice in households throughout Australia.

Our version of this traditional dish is crafted with extra lean beef mince, offering a low-fat content while being a rich source of protein and iron. Enriched with red kidney and black beans, it also provides a good dose of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), and thiamin (vitamin B1).

This easy one-pot recipe can be whipped up in just ten simple steps and is freezer-friendly. Consider preparing a batch to have on hand for those uncertain dinner moments.


Pro Tip: Beef chili is incredibly versatile and pairs well with nachos (ensure corn chips are organic), burrito bowls, or enjoyed on its own.

Servings: 8


Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


Ingredients


  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 brown onion, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 long red chilli, diced

  • 2 carrots, grated

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground paprika

  • 1 tsp ground chilli (hot or mild to taste)

  • 500 g extra-lean beef mince*

  • 5 cups beef or vegetable stock

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 400 g canned diced tomatoes

  • 400 g canned black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 400 g canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • Salt and pepper to taste


Method

1. Gently heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

2. Add onion, garlic, chilli and carrot to the pan, and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the onion is translucent.

3. Mix through cumin, paprika and ground chilli, then sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add beef mince to the pan and brown** for 5 minutes, using a spoon or spatula to break the mince into small pieces.

5. Stir through stock, tomato puree, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper, then bring to a boil.

6. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to stop the mixture from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

7. Mix through black and kidney beans and bring the mixture to a boil.

8. Reduce heat again and simmer for a further 20 minutes.

9. Remove mixture from heat and allow to stand for 10 minutes***.

10. Return to heat for 2-3 minutes to heat through before serving.


Notes

  • To create a vegetarian option, swap the beef mince with 500 g of finely diced button mushrooms.

  • Adjust the heat as needed to prevent stewing the beef mince.

  • Allowing the mixture to sit enables the flavors to blend in the pan before serving.



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