Thursday, 8 March 2012

Weightwatchers Real Chips, baked beans and savory gravy mince

Real Chips, baked beans and savory gravy mince 

Now who could refuse this? exactly, no one.

Proper beans, proper chips with dippy, juicy gravy mince and all for a Weightwatchers Pro Points value of 11.

Now just look at the size of this dinner, it ain't anywhere near small in fact i was stuffed and still am. 

This is more of a comfort food concoction rather than a recipe but every now and then i love this type of food.  Fast, sloppy, meaty and a blast from the past if you get me. What's even better about this dish is that not only is it a decent meal for 11 Weightwatchers Pro Points but if you having a Healthy and Filling day, this whole plate will only cost you 1 Weightwatchers Pro Points.  Now that has to be worth a look.

So i know what question is on your mind. How does one have real chips while on a Weightwatchers program?  

Well say hello to my little friend 

This is the wonder machine.  I have mine about 3 years now and it has been used and used and used.  

There is actually a whole range of these out now.  They go by the name Actifry, Airfryer and other such names. 

There actually on sale in ACTIFRY at the moment.  This seems like a lot of money but really the chips are so gorgeous from this.  All it takes is one spoon (which comes with the machine) of oil or i just use my spray oil, give it 30 minutes and bliss.  

No more trying to contend with oven chips cause lets face it sometimes its like eating cardbord.  These are definitely worth it.  When i first got mine i told my leader and she was like "You paid what" and now she's like "can't live without".  So if you want to invest in something that will help you stay on track for years to come this is the investment your looking for.

OK the advertisement section of the program is now over, now back to these chips. 

If you want comfort food then this is the food for you.

Serves 3

Weightwatchers Pro Points per serving 11

Weightwatchers Pro Points per recipe (this is more of a concoction) 33


3 medium potatoes of choice, peeled and chipped

1 pack of Superquin lean beef mince, (Typically 95% lean beef) this is so much nicer than turkey mince and super lean.  Its on special at the moment 2 packs of 365g each for 8 euro.  Each pack works out at 9 Weightwatchers Pro Points which is brilliant. You could have a mince party! 

3 containers of heinz beans Snap Pots, the ones in the microwavable cups.  Each container corks out at 4 Weightwatchers Pro Points and there's lots in a pot, add about 1/3 of a can of beans. 

1 onion, chopped

1 oxo cube

1 teaspoon of gravy granules mixed with boiling water until you get the desired consistancy

Arrowmat seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste

Spray oil or oil as directed



Place the chips into the Actifry spray with spray oil or oil as directed.  Add salt and vinegar as desired.

Close the actifry and set on 30 minutes.

In a nonstick pan, mist with a little spray oil. Add mince, onion and season with arrowmat, salt and pepper.  Cook over a medium heat until meat starts to brown.  Crumble the oxo cube over the meat. Continue to cook for about 7-8 minutes. 

Once meat is completely browned mix up the gravy granules and boiling water, stir until granules have dissolved and pour through a tea strain or sieve into the mince. Cover and keep on a low heat for about another 6-7 minutes.

Place the snap pots in the microwave as directed.

The actifry should be to say those chips are ready and plate up 

Enjoy the niptuck way so you don't have too!


  1. How many points would this be without the gravy and mince? Id love to add a poached egg and have eggs beans and chip.... Yum :-)

  2. Hello Ciara your my 1st ever comment yay. Chips beans and eggs are so yummy. The weightwatchers propoints for this would be 9 that's 3 for d chips 2 for the egg and 4 for the beans although it's a lot of beans. If you were doing a filling and healthy day this would be free. If this was for dinner you could always have a slice of bread now that's delicious. You know you could have a fried egg using your spray oil with no extra propoints. I hope this helps you and you enjoy it. If you have any other questions don't hesitate :-)