Spicy chilli con carne with guacamole

Preparation time

less than 30 mins

Cooking time

30 mins to 1 hour


Serves 4

This easy chilli is enlivened by a salsa crammed with healthy vegetables and creamy avocado. The spiciness can be adjusted to suit your taste.

This meal provides 393 kcal, 30g protein, 12g carbohydrate (of which 10g sugars), 23g fat (of which 7g saturates), 4g fibre and 0.4g salt per portion.

By Lorraine Pascale
From The Hairy Bikers and Lorraine Pascale: Cooking the Nation's Favourite Food


For the chilli con carne

  • drizzle olive oil
  • 1 large onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only, very finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 red chilli, chopped (optional)
  • 1-3 tsp chilli powder, to taste
  • 500g/1lb 2oz lean beef mince
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 250ml/9fl oz red wine or beef stock
  • boiled long-grain rice, to serve
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the avocado salsa

  • 1 ripe avocado, skin and stone removed, finely diced
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cucumber, finely diced
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • handful roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves (optional), plus extra to serve

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