Mushroom chilli con carne with avocado and creamed cheese

This is the healthier option with mushrooms, here are the ingredients for the Chilli con carne with avocado and creamed cheese without mushrooms:


5ml olive oil

750g beef mince

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

½ red pepper, chopped

1 long red chilli, chopped

2 tablespoons Mexican chilli powder

400g can chopped tomatoes

400g can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed

6ml salt

2ml pepper


For 4

You will need...

  • 5 ml Olive oil
  • 350 g Lean beef mince
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 0.5 Red pepper, chopped
  • 1 Long red chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Mexican chilli powder
  • 400 g Chopped tomatoes
  • 400 g Red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 Punnets baby mushrooms halved
  • 3 ml Salt
  • 2 ml Pepper

Mushroom chilli con carne with avocado and creamed cheese Method

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the mince. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up mince, for 15 minutes or until browned.
    2. Add onion, red pepper, garlic and chopped chilli. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add chilli powder. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
    3. Add tomatoes, 1 cup cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until sauce has reduced slightly.
    4. Add beans and mushrooms. Increase heat to medium. Cook for 15 minutes or until beans are heated through, mushrooms are tender and sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
    5. Serve with seeded nacho chips, fresh avocado and cream cheese.
    Cooks tip: This recipe is great to make in advance and freeze it until you need it, simply let it thaw and then allow it to heat up slowly in a pot.
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