Recipe of the Week – Mexican Beef and Chickpea Chilli
3rd November 2020
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Recipe of the Week – Mexican Beef and Chickpea Chilli

  • 200kcals per serving (serves 4)
  • Step 3 and above on The 1:1 Diet

Looking for something warm and filling to celebrate Bonfire Night? This Mexican Beef and Chickpea Chilli is perfect for tucking into after your sparklers have all gone out!

Plus, this chilli tastes just as good, if not better, the following day. Make it in advance and then reheat it or leave it to go completely cold and then freeze in a sealed container.

Why not give it a whirl and post your pictures to my Facebook recipe of the week post to help inspire others:



Spray oil

1 onion, diced

1 carrot, diced

1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

300g extra lean minced beef (max 5% fat)

2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

A good pinch of ground cinnamon

1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes

200ml beef stock or The 1:1 Diet Golden Vegetable Water Flavouring

1 bay leaf

200g canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chopped coriander or chives to garnish

2 tbsp 0% fat Greek yoghurt



Spray a large saucepan and place over a low to medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, carrot and garlic and sizzle away for 6–8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

Stir in the beef and spices and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over. Add the chopped tomatoes and stock and bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the bay leaf and chickpeas. Cook gently for 30 minutes or until the beef is cooked, the vegetables are tender and the liquid has reduced and thickened. Remove the bay leaf and season to taste.

Ladle into 4 shallow serving bowls and scatter the coriander or chives over the top. Add a dollop of Greek yoghurt and serve immediately, yummy!


Step it up…

Want to bulk it up and enjoy a few more calories? To enjoy a 400kcals supper, just use 400g minced beef, 400g canned chickpeas and serve with boiled rice (140g dry weight).


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