The Best Vegetarian Chilli

The Best Vegetarian Chilli


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About this recipe: It's ready in just under an hour and packed with so much flavour! Some people even say this is the best vegetarian chilli in the world!


Serves: 8 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 fresh green peppers, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno chilli peppers, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 225g chilli peppers in a jar, drained and sliced
  • 650g vegetarian mince
  • 5 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (400g) tin kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained
  • 1 (400g) tin black beans, drained
  • 1 (400g) tin sweetcorn, drained

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and season with bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook and stir until onion is tender, then mix in the celery, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic and green chilli peppers. When vegetables are heated through, mix in the vegetarian mince or quorn. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Mix the tomatoes into the pot. Season chilli with chilli powder and pepper. Stir in the kidney beans, chickpeas and black beans. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in the corn, and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving.

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