Bean & pepper chilli

Bean & pepper chilli

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(81 ratings)

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
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal246
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre15g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.7g
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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
  • 1-3 tsp chilli powder, depending on how hot you want your chilli to be
  • 1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 400g can kidney bean in chilli sauce
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

    kid-nee beenz

    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 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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12th Jun, 2020
I dont understand the enthusiasm for this recipe tbh. It's OK but there are equally quick and simple bean chilli/goulash recipes out there (Jack Monroe for eg.) that have much better flavour balances if you want to eat it straight away. The addition of peppers is good in this one.
5th Apr, 2020
Fabulous recipe. Used chickpeas instead of beans. Delicious flavours. Even better next day served with baked potatoes. You will not be disappointed. Couldn't believe how quick and easy this recipe was. Try it!
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Harriet Palmann
17th Dec, 2019
I'm used to making a meat chilli (like most people here), but this was a really fantastic alternative and loved the taste and texture of the mixed beans. I used 1tsp instead of 3 as my partner isn't a fan of anything too hot, and we served with fresh sour cream and cheddar. Delicious!
13th Jun, 2019
Quite spicy!
4th Dec, 2018
What a great recipe! I have made this dish few times, I am using a third of the chilli powder but its still spicy. I highly recommend this meal
Flossie W
10th Sep, 2018
Made this for the first time this evening and my husband and I loved it! Quick, inexpensive and simple to make, very tasty and we didn't miss the meat at all!
14th Aug, 2018
We absolutely love this dish, it's tasty, inexpensive and easy, and you certainly don't miss the meat.
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13th Jan, 2017
Absolutely delicious and SO simple to make, as well as being very filling! We had ours with multigrain rice, sour cream and grated cheddar which was lovely
6th Feb, 2016
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
3rd Feb, 2016
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.


18th Jan, 2018
I find it odd that the peppers are listed in grams. It would be more helpful to know how many peppers to use.
Miss Fox
3rd Sep, 2017
The calorie count seems way too low, this gives me 500-700 calories on VeryWell Recipe Calorie Calculator 400g beans divided by 4 is giving me 330 calories
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6th Sep, 2017
Thank you for your query. Our nutritionist has re-evaluated the recipe and has amended the figures to take into account updated data. However, we can still confirm the figures are well below the calculator you have used.
21st Jul, 2014
Does the calories per serving include rice?
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21st Jul, 2014
Hi there. The nutritional count is for the chilli only. 
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