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Chilli Senza Carne - easy peasy recipe for 4 people
I gave this recipe to my friend when she invited her boyfriend round for dinner for the first time, she credits it with the success of the evening - maybe it's got some aphrodisiac qualities? Must be the chilli-chocolate combination!

This is a low-fat, healthy and easy-to-make meal for the family or for when you've got a few mates coming round. It's fairly cheap (if you've got all the spices in your store cupboard) and freezes/reheats well. You can substitute Quorn Mince with TVP or soya mince.

Tastes even better the next day!!

Posted by Amy Robina from Ulverston, England, United Kingdom • Published See Amy Robina's 14 projects »

  • How to cook a chilli. Simple Vegetarian Chilli - Step 1
    Step 1

    Heat oil in large pan over a medium heat.

    Add onions and garlic and fry gently until softened and beginning to become translucent.

  • How to cook a chilli. Simple Vegetarian Chilli - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add the spices and seasoning to the pan and stir into the onions and garlic. Fry for a short while to let the flavours develop.

  • How to cook a chilli. Simple Vegetarian Chilli - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add mushrooms and green pepper, cook until mushrooms begin to soften.

  • How to cook a chilli. Simple Vegetarian Chilli - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add frozen quorn mince and kidney beans. Stir ingredients and cook briefly to let the flavours of the spices get into the mince.

  • How to cook a chilli. Simple Vegetarian Chilli - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add tomato puree and passata, top up with water (in case it's too thick) and slowly bring to the boil, stirring to make sure nothing gets stuck on the bottom.

    Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 mins (enough time to cook your rice!) OR bung the whole lot into your slow cooker/crockpot and cook on low until you need it.

  • How to cook a chilli. Simple Vegetarian Chilli - Step 6
    Step 6

    Serve in bowls with rice, garnished with chopped coriander, grated cheese and greek yoghurt.
    (You could use creme fraiche or sour cream instead of yoghurt if you prefer)


    Serve with nachos, tacos, tortillas, corn bread, pittas & salad or baked potatoes.

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Felicia W.
Felicia W. · Kelsall, England, GB
i can't wait to give this a try!

No quorn isn't soya but it is super high in protein, but if gluten is a problem it's no good.
There is this Granose Meat-Free Soya Mince Mix in most super markets. I haven't tried the mince but I have tried their sausage mix & falafel and they were wonderful!
Frankye B.
Frankye B. · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 7 projects
loooks so good
EVEnl · Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, NL · 319 projects
Yummm! This will be tonights dinner, thank you for sharing Amy Robina

Gir: Quorn mince is very tasty though I don't think it's soya.

Gir · 4 projects
Yummy! I was wondering if you could help me. Ive tried soya mince before and it was ok. But what are the best brands for soya mince?

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