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Mild Chilli Con Carne for Kids

This mild chilli con carne for kids is easy to make and perfect for the whole family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine British, Mexican
Keyword chilli con carne for kids, mild chilli con carne
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 638kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 100 g Chorizo cut into 1cm discs
  • 1 Onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper cut into strips
  • 500 g Minced Beef
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 400g Tin of Cream of Tomato Soup keep the can!
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 400g Tin of Kidney Beans drained
  • ¼ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt, Pepper and Fresh Coriander to serve

Instructions

  • Put a heavy based casserole or frying pan on a medium heat and add in the cured chorizo sausage. Fry for a couple of minutes until it starts releasing it's oils.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for a few minutes until the onion starts to soften.
  • Add in the red pepper strips and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander and oregano. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Put the minced beef in the pan, turn up the heat a little and break up the minced beef with a wooden spoon whilst it's cooking. It should only take a couple of minutes to brown.
  • Add the tomato soup, drained kidney beans and sweet chilli sauce and fill the empty soup tin with water from a recently boiled kettle and add this in too. Give everything a good mix.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce and simmer on a low- medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Season and serve with chopped fresh coriander.

Notes

Top Tips:
  • Use a mini chopper to chop the onion into very small 'unidentifiable to small child who doesn't like onion' pieces.
  • Add a square of dark chocolate to the chilli to help balance the flavours.
  • Cheat with the spices and buy a packet of mild chilli con carne spice mix (I sometimes do this myself!).
Variations:
  • Use diced beef instead of minced beef for a more authentic chilli. My kids prefer minced beef though so we stick with that!
  • Up the veggies by adding in tinned sweetcorn, diced courgette or different colour peppers.
  • If your kids really don't like kidney beans, use a tin of baked beans instead.
  • If you like a bit more heat add 1 chopped red chilli at the same time as the onion.
  • Make it vegetarian by using Quorn mince instead of beef mince.
 
Freezing: The chilli can be frozen for up to 3 months.
 
Nutrition: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
 
Nutrition Facts
Mild Chilli Con Carne for Kids
Amount per Serving
Calories
638
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
33
g
51
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Trans Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
104
mg
35
%
Sodium
 
862
mg
37
%
Potassium
 
1499
mg
43
%
Carbohydrates
 
50
g
17
%
Fiber
 
11
g
46
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Protein
 
37
g
74
%
Vitamin A
 
2020
IU
40
%
Vitamin C
 
55
mg
67
%
Calcium
 
113
mg
11
%
Iron
 
9
mg
50
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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