Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
A warming bowl of meat-free comfort food. Make extra for the freezer

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal353
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre12g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 4 medium baking potatoes, unpeeled, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 4 tsp olive oil

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  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper



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  • 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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  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.

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Comments (63)

lovetoeatgoodfood's picture

Really easy and tasty midweek supper. Swapped one can of mixed beans for chickpeas which worked just fine. Also used a mixture of potatoes and sweet potatoes for the wedges. Yum.

KateB's picture

Made this last night and went down an absolute treat with everyone! One of my cans of beans were kidney beans in a chilli sauce which gave an extra little bit of kick that was perfect, and I also added a can of sweetcorn for some refreshing crunch amongst the beans! Will definitely be making this again as it was delicious!

gfletcher100's picture

Excellent option for a week day tea. Really tasty. Can be something a bit special served with some accompaniments like avocado, chips & salsa.

JW Inspiration's picture

Quick, cheap but full of flavour and comforting. Served brown rice as on health kick.

banxi17's picture

Yummy. Used a mixture of lentils and mixed beans and the whole family loved it. Even tastes delicious heated up for lunch the next day! Lovely recipe.

laurelr's picture

Anybody know if the calories include the wedges and sour cream to serve, or if it's the chilli alone?

pj841's picture

Mmmm lovely, was really surprised at the difference the chocolate at the end made! Will definitely be making this again.

casiokay's picture

Made this for a veggie friend when we had a chilli night. Went down a treat with the veggie and meat eaters. So tasty I will make again for sure. Added a bit of extra chilli to ensure lots of heat

conjusive's picture

Mmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmmmmmm! I made half the quantity to feed just myself, intending to have it over 2 nights but it was so delicious I ate all in one sitting! :-)

carpetgerbil's picture

This was nice but I made them with sweet potato chips instead of white potatoes - from another recipe on this site where they are tossed in olive oil and light soy sauce before roasting. The following day I had leftovers with jacket potato and grated cheese.

lisavanrhyn's picture

really lovely and filling dish, the chocolate added a real depth of flavour, I would say if you like your chilli hot maybe add some more of the spice mix or maybe some fresh chilli.

bcleave's picture

Really good and really easy - I don't use the chocolate but this is a regular now!

dgodber's picture

I must have cooked this 100 times! It's fantastic for a really-quick, cheap, midweek supper. As I'm not vegetarian, I use beef stock and leave out the chocolate.

Fridays cook's picture

I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. I will definately make this again.

penslair's picture

Simply delicious!

loubbcgoodfood's picture

I love this chilli. I add a garlic clove and usually double the recipe and freeze in portions. Delicious with rice!

annalivia's picture

Absolutely delicious! The amount of chilli this makes is not enough for four Ithink, my husband and I ate it all together (used les potatoes, maybe that explains it).

matt2286's picture

Two cans of pulses is overkill I think. The wedges are great though. I put some chili, cumin, turmeric and paprika and LOADS of sea salt as well as oil before putting them in the oven. They taste amazing.

nikkinoodle40's picture

I've eaten nicer bean chilli and for that reason I don't think I would use this recipe again.

I didn't vary the ingredients except I could only get mixed beans in a spicy tomato (taco) sauce so maybe this altered the taste. I felt that it was a little too sweet for my taste although I have found chocolate to give depth in other recipes (used 85% cocoa solids).

Sauce was a good consistency and froze successfully. Good recipe but not to my personal taste.

beckiey's picture

Never usually leave reviews but I just had to say, this is fantastic. I have always been of the school of though that if it doesn't have meat, it's rubbish, but this seriously proved me wrong. A weekly staple in our house now! The fact that's it's healthy too is a huge bonus. :)


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