Old fav: Chili-naise


My bolognese and chilli has over years amalgamated into one dish.  This is a tasty, healthy meal that is quick to make.  As I’ve said before, I’m all about making food quickly without loss of taste.  This takes 15-20 minutes excluding preparing the ingredients.


  • 500g Lean Steak Mince
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 320g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium sized carrots, grated
  • 400 g Chopped tomatoes
  • 2  x 400g tins kidney beans (with liquid)
  • 2 red chilies, finely chopped (with seeds)
  • 1.5 tbs sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 40g of grated cheese per serve (optional)


  1. Add the mince, tomatoes, beans, chilli and spices into a large pot and cook until mince has browned.
  2. At that point add the onion and garlic and simmer until onions become translucent.
  3. Add carrots, cook for a few minutes.
  4. Follow with the cooking mushrooms.
  5. Check for flavour at this point.  Add more spices if required.
  6. Simmer everything for 30 mins.
  7. If you wish, grate some cheese over the whole thing.
  8. Serve with rice if you wish, I didn’t this time.
Nutrition Facts for dish without rice or cheese 
Serving Size 390 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value based on 2000 calories*
Total Fat 11.6g 18%
       — Saturated Fat 4.4g 22%
       — Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 839mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 31.3g 10%
       — Dietary Fiber 9.3g 37%
       — Sugars 9.7g
Protein 28.1g

40g of cheese per person added 161 calories