Mexican bean chilli

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

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 419
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 20g
  • sugars 10g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 31g
  • salt 1.9g


  • 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


  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.

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