Bean & pepper chilli

Bean & pepper chilli

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Use your choice of storecupboard pulses in this healthy vegetarian one-pot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal183
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre12g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 350g pepper, deseeded and sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 400g can kidney bean in chilli sauce
  • 400g can mixed bean, drained
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • rice, to serve (optional)



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


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the onion and peppers, and cook for 8 mins until softened. Tip in the spices and cook for 1 min.

  2. Tip in the beans and tomatoes, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins or until the chilli is thickened. Season and serve with rice, if you like.

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Comments (18)

andriaph's picture

This recipe was delicious. My husband doesnt really like eating anything without meat in so the fact that he really enjoyed this was fab as I like to have veggie days in my week. I substituted the chilli powder for tandoori powder as I dont really like very hot food and it turned out lovely. a very mild kick. Will be making again

Atasteforgoodfood's picture

This was flavorful but definitely too "hot", i will reduce the amount of chilli powder but will definitely be making it again. I highly recommend it.

katijjane's picture

As a new(ish) vegetarian the meal I have been missing the most is chilli, tried making it quorn mince but just wasn't the same.. made this the other day as another attempt & it was so delicious, plus quick and easy! Definitely recommend, added turmeric too for health benefits.

dbarnettuk's picture

I make this every few weeks. It is so delicious! I am not a vegetarian, but no longer make meat chilli as this is so much better (and cheaper!). I use two tins of tomatoes, along with a squirt of tomato puree, and the spice level is just about right for me this way. I also use chickpeas instead of the mixed beans. I normally serve with rice, and grate some cheese on top, but is even nicer the next day on a baked potato or in a tortilla with guacamole and sour cream. This will be a favourite in my house for many years to come.

essexbex's picture

Absolutely delicious- my normally picky 5 and 2 year olds scoffed the lot! Highly recommend, and cheap too! (Left out the paprika as we didn't have any though)

minty88's picture

Made this for a Mexican themed dinner at ours! Went down amazingly! I served it with crispy and soft tacos lettuce, tomatoes, gucomole, sour cream, jalapeños, salsa and cheese. It was gooooood! Just put it all on the table and let everybody make their tacos how they want! I doubled the recipe to feed 6 and there was still
Pleanty left over. I froze it in batches and then had some of a sweet potaote! It was tasty! This is a new favourite in my house.

salice34's picture

Mince chilli was always my all time favourite but I think this just about topped it. Thanks :)

navytaxi's picture

When i first made this recipe i served it with rice and both myself and my partner didn't think much of it. Then i made it again as a jacket potato topping and it was amazing! Now i make a huge batch every month and freeze it for easy dinners and lunches, it's really yummy on top of chips aswell! One of my two year olds favourite meals, she asks for more every time.

JamesBFood's picture

Great recipe - easy and delicious! I added some extra green and red chillies to this (needed a kick!) and it went down very well at a party. A plate of tortilla wraps with bowls of guacamole, sour cream and grated cheese will allow people to make their own chilli wraps. I shall certainly use this recipe again - thanks! :-)

becstick's picture

Something was missing from this, not sure what? Hopefully it will improve for sitting a day in time for lunch tomorrow.

EmmaLL's picture

Loved this! Will definitely make this again. Super easy to make and enjoyed by all the family... although I did only use half the amount of cumin and paprika suggested and 1tsp of chilli powder (hot) as didn't want it too hot as some of the other reviews did say it was rather spicy, and it came out lovely!

helenakeysxx's picture

I really enjoyed this! I especially loved all the peppers. I added 400g of butter beans instead of the mixed beans and thought it tasted great!

weepaganwannabe's picture

I was a bit worried incase this wasn't filling enough. I'm not normally a hug fan of chilli BUT I would rather eat this than mince chilli . I really enjoyed it.It tastes great, looks great and makes you feel very healthy compared to a big plate of mince.

chilton's picture

This is a great quick meal thought it was a little bit spicy but I did use hot chilli powder and not as much as they said will use mild next time.

gooseberrycrumble's picture

This is delicious and really easy to make - threw it together after long day out. Ought to warn others, though, that this was rather hot for mum so you may be advised to adjust the spices if you have a sensitive mouth! Perfect for me, though - although I did have ice-cream for dessert!

weepaganwannabe's picture

I was a bit worried about a meat free dinner. I made this for 3 people and we all enjoyed it. I would definetly make it again.

Lee Causseaux's picture

This is an simple and quick recipe to execute. It is easily adjusted for taste and spiciness and does not fail to please.
My vegetarian friends enjoyed it immensely.

whensdinner's picture

Done this a couple of times now. Find it's a good recipe when there's little else in - have just used whatever beans are in the cupboard if I don't have a tin of mixed beans. The spices are lovely. Plus it's healthy, and warming on colder evenings.

Questions (2)

georgelikescake's picture

Does the calories per serving include rice?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there. The nutritional count is for the chilli only. 

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