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Bonfire Chilli July 26, 2011

Filed under: Meat,Weight Watchers Recipes — delishuss @ 9:28 pm
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I tried this one this evening. It’s a strange mix of flavours but it works. I really enjoyed it. Probably best for a winter’s evening. I got the recipe from the Simply Enjoy Weight Watchers cookbook. The recipe recommends serving with a jacket potato, I served it with rice. Both are good.

Serves 6

4 Propoints per serving


400g lean stewing beef, trimmed of visible fat, and cut into small pieces

Calorie controlled cooking spray

1 onion, sliced

3 garlic cloves, chopped

350g butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and cut into 1 cm cubes

400g can chopped tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4-1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes

2 flame roasted peppers from a jar, about 150g, drained and chopped

10g of plain chocolate

400g can black eyed beans, drained and rinsed

3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat a large lidded casserole dish. Spray the beef with the cooking spray and season. Cook the meat in batches for 3 minutes until browned all over. Remove from the pan and cover.

2. Add the onion to the casseroledish, spray with the cooking spray and cook, covered for 5 minutes until softened.  Add the garlic and squash, then cook for a further 5 minutes.

3. Return the beef to the casserole dish with the chopped tomatoes, 150ml water, tomato paste and spices then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes. Add the peppers and chocolate then stir until the chocolate has melted.

4. Add the beans and half of the coriander. Season and simmer for another 10-15 minutes, half-covered. Serve sprinkled with the remaining coriander.


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