The Actifry is perfect for so many classic dishes – Chilli con Carne being a perfect example! I love making Chilli in the Actifry as it’s so quick and hands-off.
This week the weather has suddenly taken a turn and blessed us with a heat-wave, which is perfect for lounging in the garden – but not so nice when it comes to cooking dinner! If there’s any way I can avoid turning on the oven and heating up the kitchen – I will, and the Actifry is perfect for times like these!
This Chilli Con Carne recipe is more-or-less the same as my pan version, only using a little less liquid and much quicker cooking time. Using the Actifry also means less oil is needed – even when using a 5% fat mince.
The chill is mildly spiced, but you can up the spice by adding more chilli powder, or even fresh chillis if you prefer. I know some people like peppers in their Chilli con Carne too, if you’re a fan of peppers in your chilli, add them at the stage of cooking the mince.
I always serve my chilli with lots of coriander on a bed of rice, this recipe is perfect to serve with nachos too!
How to make Chilli Con Carne in the Actifry
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1. Add the mince, onion and garlic to the Actifry. Use a fork to break down any large pieces of mince
2. Then, mix together the spices with the oil to form a paste
3. Pour this onto the mince mixture
4. Then close the lid and cook (paddle in) for 10 minutes
5. Next, add in the tinned tomatoes, beef stock cube, 200ml water and sugar – cook for a further 2 minutes
5. Then add in the kidney beans and sweetcorn (if using) close the lid and cook for a further 5 mins
6. Then it’s ready to serve! I love to serve chilli alongside rice and guacamole
Actifry Chilli Con Carne
How to make beef chilli con carne easily in the Actifry
- 1 Large Onion (Diced)
- 1 tsp Vegetable
- 750g Lean Minced Beef (I use 5% fat)
- 2 Garlic Cloves (Crushed)
- 1 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder (or less if you want less spice)
- 400ml Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
- 200ml water (fill the empty tin up to the half-way point)
- 1 Beef Stock Cube
- 2 tbsp Tomato puree
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 150g Frozen Sweetcorn (optional)
- 400ml Tin of Kidney Beans
- Finely dice the onion
- In a small bowl mix together the dried spices with the oil to make a spiced oil
- Add the onion, minced beef, spiced oil and garlic into the Actifry
- Cook for 10 minutes (with the paddle in)
- Then, drain the Actifry of any excess oil
- Add in the sugar, beef stock cube, tinned tomatoes, and tomato puree - stir gently with a spoon to ensure the tomato puree is broken up and mixed in
- Close the lid and cook for a further 3 minutes
- Then, drain the tinned kidney beans - and add into the chilli mixture
- Cook for a further 2 minutes to heat the kidney beans through
- Then serve! Perfect with rice, nachos or chips, topped with guacamole and sour cream.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 486Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 111mgSodium 204mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 41g