Quick bean & chorizo chilli

Quick bean & chorizo chilli

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2 generously
This fast and filling chilli is great served with rice or piled high onto a baked potato and dolloped with soured cream

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal463
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre17g
  • protein29g
  • salt6.32g
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  • 100g chorizo, sliced



    A coarsely textured spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 350g tub fresh tomato and chilli sauce (we used Waitrose)
  • 400g can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 400g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • rice and natural yogurt, or jacket potatoes and soured cream, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Dry-fry the chorizo for a few mins in a non-stick frying pan until crisp. Carefully pour off any fat from the pan, then tip in the sauce and beans with 100ml water. Bring to a simmer, cover, then lower the heat and bubble for 10 mins. Spoon over rice and serve with yogurt.

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Comments (49)

vickiwa's picture

Very easy and tasty. Instead of pre bought tomato and chilli sauce I used a tin of tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin and paprika. I simply served it with a salad; if you don't have any natural yoghurt you can use (extra low fat!) mayo.

beanslover's picture

Needed something quick with ingredients I had, and made tomato chilli sauce freshly. Just about to eat it - tastes delicious, great idea

uliana's picture

quick and tasty. used can of chopped tomatoes, fresh chillies and splash of red wine. loved it!

georgelikescake's picture

I followed this recipe exactly the first time and thought it was OK. I made it again recently and changed a few bits, for example used just chopped tomatoes and added some spices, added a bit of garlic, a pepper and half a red onion, plus used a can of mixed beans and a can of chick peas together. Only embellishing the recipe but makes it really yummy and it's so quick to make!

loopylinny's picture

I really enjoyed this. I used passata instead of the sauce and used chilli powder and seasonings to add flavour. Served two accompanied by rice and I still have a portion left for lunch tomorrow. Yum!

mishchiefmia's picture

Loved this recipe, I added some red pepper, and made my own tomato sauce and used kidney beans in chilli sauce, yum!

kkatem's picture

Tasty recipe, quick and easy to make. Used lloyd grossmans tomato and chili sauce, added some mushrooms and mange tout....found no need for rice or potatoes, quick and easy mid week meal.

nfoster1's picture

Made this dish yesterday but left it in the slow cooker all day. Used mixed beans in chilli sauce and also added butter beans to the recipe. I was very impressed as was my boyfriend who mopped his bowl clean with some crusty bread. Will definitely make again and consider the sugegstions here, maybe adding some peppers. I think this is a really versatile recipe that can be added to and amended according to your taste.

dunnepearl36's picture

Cooked this a few times and loved it. We have a caravan with a small kitchen and find this is so easy to do with the minimum fuss. I have used a jar of pasta sauce and added extra chilli powder. I can cook this in one pan whilst the potatoes are baking in the microwave. I have also eaten this with a pack of the 2 minute rice which is easy to cook in the microwave, leaving me free to enjoy a glass (or 2 ) of wine

conkelderp's picture

Great recipe.

I can get three good meals out of it easily. I just blend what's left after the first portion and store it in the fridge. Half of that mixed with water makes a great bowl of soup, especially if you throw in some sliced peppers or some more chickpeas. to make it a bit chunkier.

I fried some sausages and used them instead of Chorizo because I didn't have any, and used a can of tomatoes and chilli power instead of the combined sauce mentioned here.

Can't really go wrong putting tomatoes, chickpeas, chilli and kidney beans in a pan and simmering it!

julialallan's picture

Does exactly what it says, quick, cheap and tasty. I make this regularly for those reasons. I don't bother with the ready made sauce, I use chopped tomato's, herbs, cumin, chilli flakes, stock, seasoning and a bit of sugar (stuff thats usually in a kitchen cupboard) and it's delicious. The chorizo gives it such a lovely flavour. Not sure what the previous comments of 'pants' and 'grim' were about, not very informative.

elisaponsele's picture

fuss-free, filling and satisfying recipe. We had the baked potato and soured cream version which was really good, and as we will be making it again, will certainly try the rice and yogurt one. Would definitely recommend!

natanya-joy's picture

we love this recipe and my two littluns love it. I don't use the sauce suggested as we live abroad and therefore don't have waitrose! I use tinned tomatoes and some BBQ sauce instead, or tabasco if it's just for adults. Turns out yum with either! definitely a regular family meal.

magice's picture

Easily serves 4. An ok recipe for a week night. Nothing special though.

thecherub's picture

So simple, so quick and so tasty. No complaints. I didnt use ready made sauce but some passata and added garlic and chilli. Also used a can of mixed beans in chilli sauce. Included a sprinking of cumin too. Will certainly make again soon!

luisray01122000's picture

Thought this was grim....followed recipe but not too my liking at all ;o(

clarejackson's picture

I cooked this on a boat (no fridge, just a cool box), so was in search of a chorizo recipe. It was delicious. I used one tin of mixed pulses rather than the two types of beans, with a pot of fresh Arrabitta sauce from Sainsburys. Absolutely delicious and ready quicker than the rice could cook.

ashlie's picture

delicious - we added chicken too and a splash of red wine :)

laura_hughes25's picture

Great quick meal, I've had it on its own for a quick lunch snack, looking forward to trying with a baked potato.

zemfira's picture

Great recipe - easy to make.
Instead of adding water I'd try adding a can of chopped tomatoes to thicken the sauce, and also maybe some mushrooms or red peppers would go nice with this.

I served this with herby cous cous, instead of rice, and it tasted lovely.


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