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Veggie Chilli

This quick and easy recipe is made using mostly ingredients you can find in your cupboard. Lots of the ingredients can be substituted too; we’ve included ideas for substitute ingredients at the bottom of this recipe.  

Serve this wholesome veggie chilli with wholegrain rice. (Check out our video for how to cook perfect rice!)  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 large onion, diced 
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced 
  • 1 courgette, diced 
  • 2 peppers, diced 
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder 
  • 1 tsp ground cumin 
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes 
  • 1 can sweetcorn  1 can kidney beans (substitute: dried beans, or any other bean/lentil of your choice) 
  • 1 can black eyed beans (substitute: dried beans, or any other bean/lentil of your choice) 
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree 
  • 1 veg stock cube 
How to make
  1. Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat and add the onion and garlic.  Saute for 3 minutes.  
  2. Add the courgette and peppers and saute for a further 3 minutes until they begin to soften. 
  3. Add chilli powder and cumin and continue to cook for another minute. 
  4. Add the tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn, beans and tomato puree.  Leave to simmer for 5 minutes. 
  5. Add a vegetable stock cube and stir into the chilli.  Leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  If you would like a looser chilli, add a little water. 
Nutritional Information

This recipe serves 6, and each serving contains: 

Energy: 239kcal
Carbohydrate: 35g
Sugars: 18.8g
Protein: 13g
Fat: 5g
Saturated fat: 1.1g
Salt: 0.72g 


If eating with 180g cooked wholegrain rice, each serving will contain: 

Energy: 471kcal
Carbohydrate: 83g
Sugars: 19.0g
Protein: 20g
Fat: 7g
Saturated fat: 1.4g
Salt: 0.74g 



Substitute Ingredients

Onions – 1 ½ cups of frozen, diced onion 

Garlic – 2 tsp frozen, chopped garlic 

Vegetables – any of the vegetables can be replaced by frozen or tinned alternatives, or try adding any other vegetable of your choice! 

Chopped tomatoes – any canned tomatoes.  I could only find canned whole plum tomatoes, so I used these and chopped them as they were cooking and softening. 

Sweetcorn – fresh or frozen sweetcorn 

Beans – any beans of your choice, tinned or dried – check out our quick video on how to prepare dried kidney beans