Chilli minced beef noodles – Can be SYN FREE!

If like me, you like spicy food then this is a great easy to cook dinner. Oh, and this dinner can be a Slimming world dinner that can easily be made SYN free by replacing the sugar with sweetener.

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  • Serves: 2
  • prepTime: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 150g Noddles (based on 75g serving per person or 1 nest per person)
  • 200g extra lean minced beef less then 5% fat
  • 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar (replace with sweetener for SYN Free)
  • 1 red chilli chopped ( add more or less if required)
  • 1 tsp chilli paste
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 Green pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove chopped or crushed
  • 1-2 spring onions chopped to garnish (optional)
  •  Fry Light mist spray oil
Preparation method
Step 1 Cook noodles as per packet instruction, drain and leave to cool.
Step 2 Spray Fry Light mist oil in to a wok and add minced beef, red chilli, onion, garlic, ginger, red and green pepper. Fry until the mince in cooked (Browned)
Step 3 Add chilli paste, soy sauces and sugar. Fry for a couple of minutes.
Step 4 Add cooked noodles to the wok with the minced beef and mix. Once noodles are coated and heated through serve and garnish with chopped spring onion.

Jalfrezi Paste

If you like curries then you will love this paste. Nice and hot and one of my favorites. Don’t like it to spicy then reduce the amount of chilli – simples!

  • Serves: 4
  • prepTime: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumb – sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 3 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder  (Easy on the chilli unless you want it hot!)
  • 1 tsp paprika

Spices to toast

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds (optional)
Preparation method
Step 1 Dry toast spices and grind in mortar and pestle.
Step 2 Add toasted ground spices to rest of ingredients and whiz in a food processor or hand processor.
Step 3 Either use straight away of store in a jar for later
Step 4 To use paste, Brown off one onion, add chicken (4 breasts chopped) and cook through, add paste and one tin of chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15- 20 minutes making sure chicken is cooked.

Roasted vegetable soup with a chilli bite

Easy to make roasted vegetable soup. You can add any other veg that you have in the fridge that may be on the turn.  This is a great way to lose weight if you follow a point based diet as this can be 0 points!
If you substitute the olive oil with Fry Light mist spray this becomes Slimming World SYM free!

 Vegsoup
  • Serves: 4-6
  • prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total time: 60 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Onions
  • Peppers – Chopped in large chunks
  • Garlic Bulb – peeled
  • 1-2 Carrots
  • 6-8 Tomatoes – cut in to quarters
  • 1-2 Green or red finger chillies
  • 1-1.2 pints of chicken stock ( Vegetable if you prefer)
  • Olive oil
Preparation method
Step 1 Pre-heat the oven to 200C. Roughly chop the vegetables including garlic and chilli. Place in a oven proof dish / Roasting tray.  image
Step 2 Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables and toss.
Step 3 Place in the oven for 30 minutes.  You want the want the vegetables to part burn.  This adds the flavour.  image
Step 4 When the vegetables are done add the stock and stir, Now transfer to to a sauce pan, making sure that you get every thing out of the oven dish!  image
Step 5 Puree the soup to the texture that you like, Lumpy or completely smooth.  image
Step 6 Warm through and serve or divide out in to portions and freeze.

Chilli Jam

Our chilli jam is ideal partner for cheese. You can even use this chilli jam in your sandwiches. You can even serve our chilli jam with our deep fried brie.

 Chilli Jam
  • Serves: 6 Jars
  • PrepTime: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 150g red chilli’s (Deseeded and roughly chopped)
  • 150g red peppers (Deseeded and roughly chopped)
  • 1kg jam sugar
  • 600ml cider vinegar
  • 6 sterillised Jars
Preparation method
Step 1 Start by sterilising your jars. (Wash them well and place in a pre heated oven at 140 deg for 20 minutes  Jars
Step 2 Put the chilli’s and the red peppers in to a food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped.  Blitz chilli and red pepper
Step 3 Place a pan on a low heat, dissolve the sugar in the cider vinegar  Vinegar and sugar
Step 4 Once the sugar is dissolved add the chilli and the red peppers to the pan and bring to the the boil. Once boiling bring to a rolling boil (103 -105 C) for 10 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool.  image
Step 5 The liquid will start to become syrupy.
After 40 minutes or so you will notice that the syrup has become a lot thicker, the chilli should be evenly distributed in the liquid and should not rise or fall when gently stired. Transfer the Jam in to your sterillised jars and seal tightly.
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