Here’s a taste of the recipes you’ll find in my books as well as other healthy and delicious food ideas that come when the mood takes me. Enjoy!


20 Aug 2013

Beef and Bean Chilli

Posted by Nicole Senior on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Serves 2


  • 400g can kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped finely
  • 1 large red capsicum, chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 300g lean minced beef
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 large piece wholemeal pita bread (Lebanese flat bread), for serving

Rinse and drain the kidney beans.

Heat the oil in a non-stick medium size saucepan over a medium–low heat. Add onion, capsicum, chilli powder and paprika and cook, stirring, until vegetables are soft. Don’t rush it – this may take about 10 minutes and will really develop the flavours. 

Add the mince and stir while cooking for 5 minutes to break up the mince. Stir in the tomatoes and when hot, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes. 

Remove from the heat and mix in the parsley.


Spoon the chilli into 2 warmed bowls (or a large bowl for scooping and sharing) and serve with torn pieces of the flat bread.

From Belly Busting for Blokes by Nicole Senior and Veronica Cuskelly. Available from bookstores and online from (also available as an ebook on