To make Syn Free One Pot Chilli Beef Bake for 4 people you will need:
- 400g lean beef mince
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 100g mushrooms, sliced
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 200ml beef stock
- 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp hot chilli powder (or to taste)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 80g reduced fat cheddar (1/2 HEA per portion)
Frylight your pan and brown the mince and onion. Add all of the other ingredients apart from the cheese and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20-30 minutes until the rice is tender. Don't be tempted to stir too much as the rice will go stodgy but do check the liquid - it should all absorb but if it goes before the rice is cooked add a splash more water from a recently boiled kettle. Sprinkle the cheese on top and pop into the oven at 200/gas mark 6 until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Warning, this was volcanically hot so you might wish to let it cool for a few before serving. It made a huge pot and was really comforting. I mixed some yogurt in to cool it down for the kids, but it really wasn't overly spicy either. It was a bit of an experiment, but sometimes the chuck it all in and see what happens method pays off. Who says being lazy is bad for you?