Coffee Chilli Con Carne Recipe

A warming and hearty dish for a chilly autumnal evening, this tasty recipe is perfect to warm the cockles and is one the whole family will enjoy, without breaking the bank.

A twist on the traditional classic, the coffee enhances the chilli flavours without overpowering the taste buds, resulting in a delicious and wholesome dinner.

Containing 100% freshly ground coffee, Lyons Coffee Bags are a low cost and convenient way to add delicious, fresh coffee to recipes. This is their healthy recipe, that's also syn free on Slimming World!

slimming world chilli recipe

Serves 4

Approx. 15 minutes prep

Approx. 1-hour cooking

Slimming World Coffee Chilli Con Carne Recipe

You will need:

2 Lyons No. 3 Rich & Full-Bodied Coffee Bags (just 14p per bag)
150ml freshly boiled water
500g lean minced beef
2 tsp oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 fresh red or green chilli, finely chopped
½ tsp crushed chilli flakes
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 x 400g carton or tin chopped tomatoes
1 tbs tomato puree
1 beef stock cube, in 100ml boiling water
1 x 400g carton or tin mixed beans in water, drained

To Serve:

Cooked rice
A few sprigs of coriander, chopped


Pour the boiling water into a measuring jug, then add the Lyons Coffee Bags and stir. Leave the bags to brew for 3 – 4 minutes, then remove and leave the coffee to cool.

Heat a large pan and fry the beef quickly until sealed then remove and set aside.

Heat the oil in the same pan and fry the onion for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, fresh chilli and chilli flakes, cumin, coriander, paprika and oregano and fry for a further 1 – 2 minutes.

Return the beef to the pan along with the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree and beef stock and bring to a gentle simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.

Add the coffee and the beans and simmer for a further 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with the chopped coriander before serving with boiled rice.

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