About this recipe: Here's a hearty and satisfying chilli – without the carne (meat) – that can be made in minutes. This version combines two varieties of beans with sweetcorn in a rich tomato sauce flavoured with herbs, fresh chilli and chilli sauce. Serve with boiled rice or plenty of warm crusty bread.
*Serve the chilli with baked potatoes, with couscous or with warmed flour tortillas. *Turn the bean mixture into vegetarian chilli burgers: cook the onion and chilli as in the main recipe, then place in a food processor. Omit the tomatoes and stock, but add all the remaining ingredients to the processor. Add 1 egg yolk and 200 g (7 oz) fresh breadcrumbs. Process until smooth, then divide into 8 portions. Shape into burgers and chill for at least 1 hour. Coat the burgers with more fresh breadcrumbs, pressing them on neatly – you will need about 75 g (2½ oz). Brush each burger with a little extra virgin olive oil and cook on a griddle or in a non-stick frying pan for 10 minutes on each side. Alternatively, cook under the grill preheated to moderate.
Pulses have a lot going for them. They are a cheap source of protein, a good source of B-group vitamins and, when sprouted, are an excellent source of vitamin C. In addition, kidney beans and cannellini beans provide more than 3 times the amount of fibre found in many vegetables.
B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, folate, niacin, iron, A, calcium, copper, potassium, selenium, zinc
Really enjoyed this, had it with Jacket Potato. Easy to make, and tastes great. - 01 Nov 2009