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chilli mince, with white rice, on a blue plate


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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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Dairy Free
Freezes Well
Servings: 4
Cost per portion 55p
Calories: 704.13kcal
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  • 545 g onions chopped into dice
  • 300 mince
  • 100 g carrots grated
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tspns garlic powder
  • 1/2 tspns Garam masala
  • 2 slices home made bread crumbed to thicken sauce if needed

To Serve

  • 400 g rice


  • Fry onions, spices and mince together until onion is softened and meat is browned off.
  • Chop tomatoes in the can with your knife and then tip them and their juice, and the kidney beans, drained, into your pan.
  • Add grated carrot and keep stirring until the grated carrot has disappearedish!
  • Add breadcrumbs, taste, adjust seasoning, serve with 100g rice each.


The salt value excludes any you have added yourself, as each family's tastes will differ
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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704.13 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.01g2%
Saturated Fat 0.25g2%
Sodium 504.92mg22%
Potassium 393.93mg11%
Carbohydrates 160.71g54%
Fiber 6.42g27%
Sugar 57.7g64%
Protein 12.19g24%
Vitamin A 4176.5IU84%
Vitamin C 12.45mg15%
Calcium 69.46mg7%
Iron 1.74mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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