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Veggie chilli con carne

Adding chipotle chilli paste gives this midweek-easy meal a subtle smokiness


Serves 4


Ready in about 1 hour

Low-calorie cooking spray

1 large onion, finely chopped

3-4 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 level tbsp chipotle chilli paste

2 x 400g cans cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp tomato purée

200g button mushrooms, halved or quartered

410g can green lentils in water, drained

400g can red kidney beans in chilli sauce

275g dried basmati or long-grain rice

200g fat-free natural fromage frais Pinch of paprika, to serve

3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves, to serve Lime wedges, to serve

1 Spray a large, non-stick, lidded frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the onion and stir-fry for 7-8 minutes, or until soft. Stir in the garlic and cook for a further minute.

2 Add the cumin, cinnamon, chipotle paste, cherry tomatoes and tomato purée. Season, bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

3 Stir the mushrooms, lentils and kidney beans in sauce into the tomato mixture, then continue to simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the rice according to the pack instructions, then drain.

4 Swirl the fromage frais through the chilli, sprinkle with paprika and scatter over the coriander. Divide the rice and chilli between 4 bowls and serve with the lime wedges.

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Welcome to the May/June issue of Slimming World magazine – your complete guide to slimming success! Featuring amazing real-life transformations, new twists on the nation’s favourite recipes, and expert advice to keep your slimming campaign on track. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s… this issue’s star slimmers span every decade. Discover how 28-year-old cover star Elena made weight loss work as a busy mum; meet Woman of the Year Hollie, 8st 6lbs lighter at 30; see how keen cyclist Karl lost nearly 8st at 50; then celebrate 10 years at target with Pauline, 67, and find out what she’s learned along the way. As one of the secrets of losing that lasts is falling in love with food, we asked readers to share their best-loved dishes, so we could make them even more delicious. We can’t wait for you to try them! Is a better love life high on your wish list, too? Then don’t miss our guide to firing up your libido: the best news is you don’t have to wait until you’ve reached your target weight to reignite passion between the sheets… Plus: a brilliant bank holiday menu plan; a clever commitment-boosting quiz, and 10 ways to get fit for free. Here’s to the exciting next chapter on your journey to slim