Our flavour-loaded Chilli Bombs give one of your favourite midweek dinners an irresistible oven-baked makeover. We've already topped our oh-so-crispy tortilla parcels with a melty layer of cheese, and there's nothing to stop you taking things up a notch with salsa and sour cream for a fiesta-style feast!
Also in these categories:
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!
If Chilli con Carne’s a staple favourite on your midweek menu, you need to try these flavour-loaded Chilli Bombs. We’re always looking for inventive, tasty ways to freshen up chilli leftovers, and tortilla-wrapped bombs are an oh-so-crispy way to do it.
Taking inspiration from the easy-peasy method behind our fiesta-filled Fajita Bombs, we’ve loaded the chilli edition of our slimming-friendly parcels with lightly-spiced beef mince, veggies and kidney beans.
Thanks to trusty store cupboard staples, herbs and spices, each wrap is exploding with flavours good enough to beat shop-bought chilli dishes any day of the week – for a fraction of the calories, and cost!
To finish, pop them in the oven with a sprinkling of reduced-fat Cheddar cheese until the topping is melty and they’re crunchy. There’s nothing to stop you loading them up with salsa and sour cream too! Just be sure to take note of any additional calories, if you’re counting.
What diets are these Chilli Bombs suitable for?
Chilli Bombs can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten-free versions;
- Low-calorie tortilla wraps
They can also be enjoyed on dairy-free diets, as long as you substitute Cheddar cheese for a dairy-free alternative.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Chilli Bombs?
Nope! This is a super easy midweek dinner that you can make from ingredients that you usually have in the house. Anything that you need to pick up should be easy to find in your usual supermarket.
Hints & Tips
Below we added some of our communities most common hints and tips. We hope you find them useful.
Send us a Hint or Tip
We love hearing from you, submit any tips or tricks you have for this dish and we’ll review them and add some of them here. Just click here.
SEND US a HINT & TIP, Or QUOTE for this recipe
we have your picture
Now we have your Hint & tip
we’ll check them over.
- Review We’ll review your Hint & Tip, and see if its suitable to use on the website.
- Name: %name%
- Recipe: %recipeName%
YOUR HINTS & TIPS
Due to the large number of submissions we recieve we’re afraid we’ll only inform you if we use it on the Recipe page - then we’ll send you some swag…
(Please remember others may of had the same idea as you!)
‘Easy mid week meal’
How many calories are in these Chilli Bombs?
There are 329 calories per portion in these Chilli Bombs, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.
To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!
These Chilli Bombs are perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat.
Add the onions and garlic to the pan and fry for 4 minutes. Add the pepper and fry for a further 4 minutes.
Add the beef and fry until browned on all sides. Stir in the chilli powder, paprika and onion granules and stir to coat.
Pour in the chopped tomatoes, passata, kidney beans, tomato puree, Henderson’s relish and sriracha and stir. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. The chilli should be reduced and the sauce should be thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Microwave the tortilla wraps for 30 seconds. This is to make them easier to fold.
Lay a tortilla wrap out and spoon some of the chilli mixture into the centre of the wrap. Fold the bottom of the tortilla over the chilli – fold it away from yourself, then rotate and repeat the fold on the next edge. Continue until the chilli is contained within the tortilla.
Place the chilli bomb in an oven dish with the seam facing down. Repeat with the other tortillas.
Sprinkle with the cheese and pop in the oven for 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla wraps are just starting to go crispy.
Serve the chilli bombs with your choice of accompaniment!
What could I serve with these Chilli Bombs?
Chilli Bombs are delicious served with a simple side salad, or you can pair with some of our other Mexican-inspired dishes for a fabulous feast. We like them served simply with some oven chips and leafy greens!
How do you know when Chilli Bombs are cooked?
Before filling your Chilli Bombs, the beef mince should be cooked until it’s browned on all sides and the sauce has thickened. This will take around 15 minutes.
Once the Chilli Bombs are baking in the oven, they’ll need around 15 minutes at 180°C before they’re cooked throughout, the cheesy topping is melty and the low-calorie tortilla wrap shells are crispy.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Chilli Bombs in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chilli Bombs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Chilli Bombs?
Yes, you can! Chilli Bombs can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze them as soon as they are cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what they are, and to make a note of the date you put them in the freezer!
How do I reheat Chilli Bombs?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
PRE-ORDER Our NEW cookbook Budget NOW
Our flavour-loaded Chilli Bombs give one of your favourite midweek dinners an irresistible, crunchy makeover. Bring on the sour cream!
- KCals 329
- Carbs 36G
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat.
- Add the onions and garlic to the pan and fry for 4 minutes. Add the pepper and fry for a further 4 minutes.
- Add the beef and fry until browned on all sides. Stir in the chilli powder, paprika and onion granules and stir to coat.
- Pour in the chopped tomatoes, passata, kidney beans, tomato puree, Henderson's relish and sriracha and stir. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. The chilli should be reduced and the sauce should be thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Microwave the tortilla wraps for 30 seconds. This is to make them easier to fold.
- Lay a tortilla wrap out and spoon some of the chilli mixture into the centre of the wrap. Fold the bottom of the tortilla over the chilli - fold it away from yourself, then rotate and repeat the fold on the next edge. Continue until the chilli is contained within the tortilla.
- Place the chilli bomb in an oven dish with the seam facing down. Repeat with the other tortillas.
- Sprinkle with the cheese and pop in the oven for 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla wraps are just starting to go crispy.
- Serve the chilli bombs with your choice of accompaniment!
Looking for Slimming World Syns or Weight Watchers (WW) Points?
With ever-changing plans and point calculations, we have made the decision to remove WW Points from the website - referring to your individual plan or advice from your consultant is always going to give the most accurate results.
We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website
We love seeing your photos of Chilli Bombs, don’t forget to tag us in your creations!
See what others have to say
Join the conversation
Comment or ask our advice