- 1 jar Uncle Ben's Chilli Con Carne (Mild or Medium I go for)
- 1 tin Red Kidney Beans (in chilli sauce is better than water)
- 1 packet Quorn Mince
I honestly love Quorn Mince, I think it takes great and you cannot tell that it isn't meat once it's in a chilli or a bolognese.
First of all, you need to brown the mince for around 5 minutes on a high heat. I put a good glug of oil into the pan for this as it needs a good coating, due to the fact that it hasn't got any of its own fats or juices to cook in.
Add the jar of Uncle Ben's Chilli Con Carne sauce and give it a good stir. Turn it down to a medium heat and let it cook through for a couple of minutes and allow the Quorn to soak up the liquid.
I'm not a fan of hot chilli so I tend to buy the mild one. However, on occasion I will go for the medium heat one, in which case I normally add sour cream to the basket as well to tone it down a little.
Add the tin of kidney beans.
I love kidney beans! They are really good for you too, I started adding them to chilli purely because I like them and it also bulks it up a bit and means that I could get a few extra meals out of it but on researching them, I found that kidney beans are really good for you.
They're loaded with potassium, fiber, iron and protein. They can help keep blood pressure in check, reduce cholesterol and fight off heart disease! They can also help with weight loss as they slowly release carbohydrates and are sometimes called "starch blockers" by dietitians.
Once you have done this you can leave it for 10-12 minutes on a low heat to simmer. Give it a stir every few minutes to keep it all moving and preventing the bottom from burning.
I hope to hear from anyone who has had a go at this, especially if you're at University!
I also would like to know what everyone thinks of Quorn as a substitute!
Thanks for stopping by!