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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Published March 2nd 2021
An easy, spicy weeknight meal with leftovers
I don't know about you, but I am always on the look-out for easy dinner dishes which are healthy, low in salt, low in fat and don't need a whole list of fancy ingredients. This Pork & Bean Chilli fits all the criteria and warms up the belly on a cold, winter's night and all year around! It doesn't take long to make and the leftovers are even more infused with the spicy chilli flavour on the second night. If you like to do some batch cooking on the weekend, then this recipe is a winner!

Keep scrolling to check it out - you may already have most of the ingredients in your pantry and freezer right now...

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A healthy and easy dinner dish!


Ingredients:

1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (add more if you like it hotter)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
500g pork mince
1 beef stock cube
400g chopped tomatoes, salt reduced
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
410g can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
4 large while potatoes


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Simple ingredients - big on taste!


What To Do

Step 1: In a large pot, add oil and cook the onion for 5 minutes until soft.

Step 2: Add garlic, chilli powder, smoked paprika and cumin. Stir for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Add mince and cook until brown.

Step 4: Dissolve the beef stock cube in 1 cup of boiling hot water and add to the pot. Also add in the tomatoes, sugar and tomato paste. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 5: Taste and add more chilli if necessary. Season and allow the pot to sit for at least 10 minutes for the flavours to infuse.

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Simmer and let the flavours infuse


Step 6: Meanwhile, place the desired amount of white potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and prick each one with a fork several times. Microwave on high for 20 minutes for 4 potatoes. Cut in half and cook for another 5 minutes if they aren't soft in the centre.

Step 7: Serve the potatoes on plate, slice the top into quarters and pour the chilli over the top. Top with sour cream and grated cheese, if desired.

This chilli recipe serves 4, however, my husband and I have half for dinner and then freeze the other half for another night. It is a handy meal to have on a busy work night, as you just need to come home and microwave the potatoes for 20 minutes, then microwave the container of chilli for 2 - 3 minutes to cook through. Dinner is served on the second night in 25 minutes, without much effort at all....you can't beat that!

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...the perfect weeknight, winter meal!


* For more recipe ideas, see my full list of recipe articles here.
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Why? An easy weeknight meal with spice!
When: All year around, however it makes a good winter-warming meal!
Where: Make at home
Cost: Budget friendly
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