Easy vegetarian chilli
Rustle up our easy vegetarian chilli. It's a great recipe for batch-cooking – you can easily double it if you have a pan big enough, and freeze the rest
- Serves: 8 persons
- 2tbsp vegetable oil
- 2carrots, finely chopped
- 2celery sticks, finely chopped
- 2onions, finely chopped
- 2tsp dried mixed herbs
- 2garlic cloves, crushed or finely grated
- 1red pepper, sliced
- 1green pepper, sliced
- 2-3 tsp chilli powder (depending on how hot you like it)
- 2tsp sweet smoked paprika
- 2tbsp tomato purée
- 400g can red kidney beans, drained
- 400g can black beans, drained
- 2x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
- 400ml vegetable stock
- cooked rice, grated cheddar and soured cream, to serve
Step 1Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a low-medium heat and fry the carrots, celery, onions and mixed herbs for 10-12 mins, stirring occasionally until the veg is soft but not golden. You may need to add a splash of water if the veg starts to catch.
Step 2Stir in the garlic and both peppers, and cook for a further 5 mins until the peppers begin to soften. Sprinkle in the chilli powder and paprika, turn up the heat to medium, then stir and cook for 1 min. Mix in the tomato purée and cook for a further 1 min, then pour in all of the beans, the tomatoes and stock.
Step 3Stir well, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 25-35 mins until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened. Serve with rice, grated cheddar and soured cream, if you like.