Spicy Veggie Chilli Non Carne

Chilli con carne
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Who says meat-eaters have to have all the fun? 

This super-spicy, aromatic chilli is 100% vegetarian, and it’s also incredibly easy to put together and cook.  If you’re a keen vegetarian or are simply looking to cut meat out of your diet, this is an amazing midweek meal which is absolutely crammed with hidden flavours. 

It’s a dish that keeps on giving from bite to bite. Give it a go!

Serves: 8

Preparation: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

Difficulty Level: 2/5

What You’ll Need

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ onion (medium, chopped)
  • 2 stalks of celery (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 2 jalapeno peppers (chopped)
  • 2 green bell peppers (chopped)
  • 3 cans crushed whole tomatoes, peeled (around 28oz)
  • 2 cans of green chilli peppers (chopped and drained)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 200g Quorn Mince (or equivalent)
  • Pinch of ground pepper (black)
  • 100g frozen or tinned sweetcorn
  • 400g tin kidney beans
  • Sour cream, guacamole, bread or rice to serve

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 391
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.7g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Fibre: 18.1g
  • Protein: 28.2g

Method

1

Heat up some olive oil in a pot on medium before stirring in onion, salt, oregano, cumin and the bay leaves. Keep cooking until the onion is nice and tender

2

Then, mix in the bell peppers, the jalapeños, the chilli peppers, the garlic and the celery. Heat everything through and add your meat substitute.

3

Cut the heat to a low temperature, cover up and allow everything to simmer for another 5 minutes

4

Mix in the tomatoes, season with pepper and chilli powder, before adding in the various beans

5

Bring everything up to boil then cut the heat back to low. Simmer for another 45 minutes

6

Bake in the oven for up to 30 minutes.  The pie should be browned, bubbling and look absolutely mouth-watering

7

Add in the corn 5 minutes before the end, and prepare the rice or bread to serve. Enjoy!

Tip 1
Pretty much any kind of bean can be used in this recipe, if you have preferences or anything to hand
Tip 2
Fancy an easy life? This is perfectly slow cooker friendly. Just throw everything in together after step two and simmer on low
Tip 3
If you don't want to use a meat substitute, bulk up with more beans or use lentils
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