Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A warming bowl of meat-free comfort food. Make extra for the freezer

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
353
protein
16g
carbs
57g
fat
8g
saturates
2g
fibre
12g
sugar
12g
salt
0.35g

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes, unpeeled, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cajun spice mix
  • 2 x 410g/14oz cans mixed pulses in water, rinsed and drained
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat soured cream

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the potato wedges in 2 tsp oil and spread out in a single layer on a large baking tray. Cook for 30-35 mins, turning halfway, until tender and golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, for the chilli, put the remaining oil into a casserole dish and fry the onion and pepper for 5 mins. Add Cajun spice, pulses, tomatoes and stock. Cover and simmer for 15-20 mins. Remove casserole from the heat and stir in the chocolate until melted. Ladle the chilli into bowls, top each with 1 tbsp soured cream and serve with the wedges.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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lauren_rowe's picture

I made this without the chocolate, and with half quorn half beans and added a little extra chilli powder. Was so delicious and filling, didn't need the wedges, the second time i made it i just had it with lightly salted nachos. Yum!!

salbots's picture
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Really nice, chocolate added a really nice taste to it.

sarah2810's picture
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Great recipe - best chilli I've made yet! Didn't have cajun so used a mix of chilli powder, paprika, tumeric, cumin and ground coriander! Also sprinkled this on the wedges - yum!
Added mushrooms and garlic and a bit of tomato puree to the chilli too :)

pmcdowell's picture
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Didn't expect this to be as nice as it is. Will definitely make again.

katylou30's picture
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Lovely! The wedges were delicious. I added 3 cloves of garlic, a dash of cayenne pepper and one chopped red chilli to give it more of a kick and it went down a treat.

sharkette63's picture
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Love this recipe. Meat chilli can often be a bit heavy and this makes a wonderful change- the chocolate really transforms it! I made the wedges with oil-spray rather than oil to make them a little healthier and sprinkled a little of the cajun spice on them just for a bit of extra flavour. Didn't change the chilli one bit- it's perfect! biscuitsandblackites.blogspot.com

missbabs2's picture

This went down really well in my house. So easy to prepare and much healthier than a meat version. I've made it several times now and it's aways a success.

billiejo's picture
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Amazing!! We used chilli spice mix, and extra cajun, cumin powder, cumin seeds, paprika and chilli flakes. Also added garlic, coriander, mushrooms and used black eye peas and chick peas, along with mixed beans, and made loads to pop in freezer for week. Had it with rice, crusty bread, in wraps with salad and wedges, all with grated cheese (obviously not all at once tho'!). Definitely a favourite.

conatazz's picture
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I cooked this for a vegetarian friend and really enjoyed it! It was a nice change to meat chilli. I also enjoyed the addition of sour cream. Great dish, and good value for money too, so perfect for a student.

krsnik87's picture
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Chilli was great! Was unsure as it lacked a lot of the spices I'd usually use but it really turned out fantastic!

The wedges too were delicious though I cut mine quite thin, salted them and added about a tbsp of paprika over the top to give them a lil flavor.

Definitely gonna make it again!

therookiechef's picture

Made this following chili con carne step by step recipe (w/out meat) longer cooking so better flavours, used pasatta, kidney beans & chickpeas. Used a spice mix of oregano, thyme, cumin, coriander, chili powder, smoked paprika, cinnamon stick & bay leaf. Also chucked in an ancho chili.

Tasted great, the dark choc is a wonderful addition. Also served with line wedges and Greek yogurt.

I suppose I didn't really follow the recipe at all!

By the way all the comments about peeps husbands turning their nose up at meat etc are hilarious being a single male chef! Incultured bunch.

charliechopin's picture
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Chilli only: this is a fantastic dish with genuinely unusual flavours. The chocolate added a wonderful richness and slight sweetness. Couldn't be doing with a cajun mix so knocked together one from constituent spices I had in the cupboard (paprika, cayenne and black pepper, dried thyme and marjoram, chilli flakes, and plenty of fresh garlic). I'll definitely make this again and will use the same spice mix. I'm keen to see if it's just as good with beef mince.

pollyparrot2's picture

Ladyjayne - this just means two cans of mixed beans or lentils in water (instead of tomato sauce or some other liquid) and the 410g or 14oz refers to their weight in the can in metric and imperial measures. I hope this helps.

ladyjayne5's picture

What is: "2 x 410g/14oz cans mixed pulses in water, rinsed and drained"?
This recipe sounds & looks intriuging, but not sure what this particular ingredient is referring to?

helenrothwell's picture
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I'd always been against using pre-made spice mixes -- they're more expensive and can be slightly 'stale'. But it REALLY works in this dish, much more convincing a chilli than if I'd attempted to mash up my own "Cajun" seasoning, as I usually do! I'd maybe add more vegetables in future, as well as lots of pulses, since these had a lovely texture and really absorbed the flavours -- a great use for tinned beans/pulses, which sometimes aren't so good when they're cooked for a while (but SO much easier than the dried ones). Truly lovely :-)

seetherchick's picture
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Forgot to mention- omitted the sour cream for health reasons and didn't miss it. Lovely dish!

seetherchick's picture
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For someone who doesn't like beans, I really loved this. I cooked it pretty much straight- just added a crushed clove of garlic with the onions/peppers and used more of a passata type tomato sauce because that's all we had. Perhaps because of this, I found it quite wartery. I drained some of the liquid off after simmering.

Only other thing was that both this and the wedges cooked much quicker than anticipated- wedges were done in 15 minutes. I think I may have cut them too thin. Either way, I adored this recipe. Definitely reccomend!

mrsruse's picture

I served this with some tortilla chips topped with grated cheddar instead of wedges and really loved it. Really easy, will probably make all the time from now on.

skipp42's picture

Make a very similar chilli when there's lots of bits to use up in the cupboard, normally use nutella, which works out great but will try dark chocolate next time as recommended, should be good =) also works great in a tortilla wrap

donnalovescheese's picture
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Absolutely delicious. I don't normally like beans, my husband is a carnivore yet both of us loved this! Will definitely make again.

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