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Lamb chilli con carne

 27 ratings

Prep Time:3 mins

Cooking Time:45 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Lamb chilli con carne

This simple recipe makes minced meat a bit more exciting and is ideal for a quick dinner.

About this recipe

This recipe was adapted from 101+ Square Meals


  • 350g / 1lb of lean minced lamb
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 100g / 3½ oz. of peas, defrosted
  • 1 pepper, sliced
  • 5 button mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ x 400g / 14 oz. tin of tomatoes
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 150ml / ¼ pint of boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 2 dessertspoons of tomato sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 x 240g / 8½ tin of kidney beans, drained weight
  • 1 dessertspoon of plain flour


  1. Chop the onion and garlic
  2. Dissolve beef cube in a 150ml / ¼ pint of boiling water
  3. Put minced lamb in dry frying pan. There is sufficient fat in mince for frying
  4. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes over a low heat until well browned, stirring all the time
  5. Add onions and garlic to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes
  6. Sprinkle on the flour and chilli powder and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring all the time
  7. Add beef stock, tomato sauce, tinned tomatoes, carrots and peppers
  8. Bring to the boil
  9. Add kidney beans, mushrooms and peas to mince
  10. Simmer for 20 minutes until it is at the desired consistency

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Measuring jug(for liquids)
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Serve with wholegrain brown rice

"If you like it hot then make this meal as spicy as you want by adding more chilli powder!"

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