This healthy chili con carne is packed with herbs and vegetables to keep your gut microbes happy

Healthy chili con carne

Make a big batch so you can put leftovers in the freezer for busy days ahead.

With ingredients that are good for gut health, such as pulses herbs and tomatoes, this is a perfect staple in a gut healthy diet.

Ingredients

  • 4x packs 400 grams minced meat
  • 2 cans chick peas, 400 grams
  • 1 can kidney beans, 400 grams
  • 2 red onions, finely chopped
  • 4 long red peppers, finely chopped
  • 2 small jars tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon Herbes de Provence
  • 2-3 teaspoons oregano
  • 6 cans chopped tomatoes, 400 grams each
  • 3 tablespoons veggie stock (or cubes)
  • 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  • 200 grams bacon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, pepper to season
  • Fresh basil to serve, optional

Method

  • Sautee onions in oil
  • Add red pepper and cook until soft
  • Add tomato puree plus herbs and stir
  • Add the meat and cook until it’s crumbled and slightly browned
  • Add tomatoes, veggie stock and sugar and let simmer
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon until golden
  • Add bacon to the pot and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper

This one pot wonder freezes really well.

I always make extra for busy days ahead.

But my family loves it so much that leftovers are not guaranteed!

Enjoy! 😊

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