Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Chili beef bake (slimming world friendly)

This was another one of those recipes that came out of having some minced beef and trying to think of something different to make with it. This is a really tasty and warming dinner and although I used mushrooms was thinking peppers would be really good in this too.

If you don't like spice just leave the chili out of it and I'm sure it would still be tasty, I think this would be a great dish to make for a family and once its prepared it can just go in the oven while you get on with other stuff you don't have to stand over it stirring or anything like that. It's a pretty good one to make from store cupboard ingredients and is quite economical and makes quite a lot! I took some to work for lunch the next day : )

( For slimming world you'd need to count the cheese as your healthy extra.)

Chili beef bake 

1lb extra lean minced beef
1 chopped onion
4oz sliced mushrooms
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 pint beef stock (from a cube is fine)
1 mug of long grain rice
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili flakes
2 cloves garlic (crushed)
4oz low fat cheddar cheese (grated)

Place the minced beef and chopped onion in a large non stick pan and fry over  a medium heat until the minced beef is browned and the onion is soft.

Add all the other ingredients apart from the cheese , mix well, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the rice is cooked and the liquid has absorbed (only stir very occasionally so the rice doesn't break up.) Once this stage is reached taste to see if needs more salt or pepper.

Put the mixture into a large ovenproof casserole dish and sprinkle over the grated cheese  and bake at gas 6 / 200/400 until cheese has melted and the top is browned.





69 comments:

  1. Hi Vicki, I've been getting your post via email for a while now and I've set up a group on facebook for Slimming World Stitchers, am I go to link to your lovely recipes.

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  2. Hi Vicki, does this recipe freeze and reheat ok after being cooked? I work shifts and am looking for meals that i can warm in the micro prefering homemade to calorie empty ready meals.

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  3. HI, I'm sure it would be fine :)

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  4. Looks lovely. Will try it this week.

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  5. Looks amazing, can I just say that reheating cooked rice is not really advisory - Food poisoning is more high risk in reheated rice because of a spore known as bacillus cereus is not killed during the reheating process of rice. Just advisin!

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  6. Yum yum use a can of baked beans instead if you dont want rice and after watching the tv prog on rice it makes you wonder !!

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  7. Yes I did hear that about rice but I did heat it really well

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  8. The bug in rice grows during the cooling process so it should be cooled mega quickly. No amount of heating will kill the bug if it has already grown and if you have a reduced immune system .........d

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  9. What serving size would this be? Thanks :)

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  10. Made tonight it was lovely

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  11. Fab recipe, just one comment (sorry to pick faults!), for SW, the cheese would be an A choice, not a B. x

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  12. Having for our dinner tonight... Smells gorgeous!

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  13. I'm so happy , Hope you enjoy it :)

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  14. hi vicky I'm using this to night but got lean beef steak should i oven first to cook down like pulled pork?x

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  15. Hi, I'm sorry only now seeing this you could use lean steak just chop it into small pieces. Hope you enjoy x

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  16. I know this thread is quite old now but it popped up in my google search. Anyway I gave it a try last night and must say, it was lovely (only tweak was I added a bit more chilli as I like it hot!!)

    There was enough mix leftover to make into a type of enchilada type thing for tea tonight too. I put the mix in wraps, covered in passata, chilli and garlic and baked in the oven for 45 minutes. Serving it with salad and chunky chips. I can officially say it tasted even nicer today!

    Anyway, thank you for the recipe, it's now gonna be a firm household favourite. So much so it's printed out for safe keeping :)

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  17. Thanks Nikki so happy you liked it :)

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  18. If I made this without the rice, could I freeze it? And just add rice to it separate or pasta? Thankyou x

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  19. Hi Becca Rose I know people have frozen this dish without problems just make sure its reheated till its piping hot. Xx

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  20. How long do you put it in the oven for please?

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    1. This sounds tasty. How many does this serve? Surely 4oz. Cheese would be more than your healthy a choice even if this served 6 people and would then be a lot of Sun's?

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    2. Healthy A for low fat cheese is 40g
      There are 113g in 4oz
      So serving 4 would be under the allowance surely
      Hope this helps

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  21. Hi is this recipe freezable? x

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    1. I have never frozen it but have heard others have with no problem just ensure it's reheated till its piping it :)

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  22. all this about the rice and yet you can buy bags of microwave rice already cooked, ready to reheat and meals with rice in them ready to reheat. perhaps I will just change it to pasta. makes you think doesn't it.

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  23. all this about the rice and yet you can buy bags of microwave rice already cooked, ready to reheat and meals with rice in them ready to reheat. perhaps I will just change it to pasta. makes you think doesn't it.

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  24. I absolutely love this recipe, we make it about every week it's that tasty. Thanks so much!

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  25. Do you think cauliflower rice would work in place of "real" rice ? X

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    1. I dont think so you need the rice to cook and absorb to thicken the dish thanks x

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  26. Do you think cauliflower rice would work in place of "real" rice ? X

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  27. Really enjoyed wondering if you could do in slow cooker

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    1. I never but please try it and let me know :)

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  28. Trying this tonight as an alternative to 'traditional' chilli and rice! Great for any cooks on a budget ��

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    1. Hope you enjoy its one of my familys favourites

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    2. I enjoyed it so much I am cooking it again tonight! It does freeze well for anyone wondering and I suffered no side effects from.the rice!

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    3. Cooked it yet again this week, it is one of my go to recipes! I added some kidney beans and a dash of tabasco which work well too if you want to add a bit extra 😊

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  29. Made this tonight and it was delicious, thanks for the idea! I am now trying to fast chill the leftovers to enjoy another day

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  30. Hi Vikki, I was wondering if you could freeze this dish as my mum comes for tea on Sundays and I try to send her home with a couple of portions for her freezer. Thanks Christine

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    1. I know many people have frozen this with success. My lot never leave enough!!

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    2. Thank you so much, my mum will really appreciate this x

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  33. We loved this dish, got my husband to eat mushrooms without knowing ��

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  34. And yet take aways and restaurants reheat rice...sorry to go on about rice

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  35. And yet take aways and restaurants reheat rice...sorry to go on about rice

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  36. Made this tonight... Added a bit more chilli to give it a twang. Will defo be making this again, its amazing! The kids love it too �� thanks for sharing

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  37. Really happy you loved it thanks :)

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  38. I was wondering have you ever tried this in a slow cooker?

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    1. I haven't but might give it a try

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    2. Did you ever get around to trying it in the slow cooker?

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  39. Hi Vicki, how many does this recipe serve?

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    1. Hi Sophie, Serves 4-6 people depending on what you have with it

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  40. Hi Vicki, this looks amazing and the site is amazing too! have you tried using orzo pasta instead of rice?

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    1. I haven't but I do use orzo for recipes Xx

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  41. Tried this today for first time love it!! Will add a little more chilli next time as it was just a bit mild for me Thanks Vicki

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  42. hiya Vickie , could I use passata instead of chopped tomatoes ?

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  43. Do you use cooked or raw rice?

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  44. Really nice. Did it this evening and everyone really enjoyed it !

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