Healthy at home: Beef and bean chili


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 large peppers, chopped

400g extra lean beef mince (or alternative)

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

½-1 tsp chili powder (vary depending on spice preference)

400g tin of chopped tomatoes

400g tin kidney beans (drained)

400g tin mixed beans (drained)



  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion, peppers and cook for 8 mins until softened
  2. Add the mince, tip in the spices and cook until the meat is browned
  3. Tip in the beans and tomatoes, mix well
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins or until the chili is thickened
  5. Add some hot water if the chili looks a little dry at any point.
  6. Season to taste and serve with a spoonful of natural yogurt if desired and your choice of carbohydrate.


Tip: Once cooled the chili can be stored in the freezer for when you need it.

Date published: 6 July 2023
Date updated: 6 July 2023


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