Microwave chilli

Microwave chilli

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus standing
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

For a super speedy supper, try Jack Monroe's vegetarian kidney bean chilli - a great way to get 2 of your 5-a-day in this microwavable, midweek meal

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal333
fat12g
saturates6g
carbs36g
sugars16g
fibre15g
protein13g
salt2g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the onion, garlic, butter and spices in a microwaveable container, give it a quick stir, then heat in the microwave on High for 30-40 secs. Leave to stand for 1 min, then add the chopped tomatoes, beans, stock cube and chocolate.

  • STEP 2

    Cover with cling film and pierce 3 times. Place some kitchen paper on your microwave turntable, put the container on top and cook for 2 mins on High. Stir well and leave to stand for 1 min. If your chilli starts to dry out, add some of the reserved tomato juice, but remember that it won’t reduce as much in the microwave as it would on the hob.

  • STEP 3

    Cover and cook on Medium for a further 2 mins. Give it a good stir and allow to stand for 1 min before serving topped with soured cream and coriander, if you like.

RECIPE TIPS
VARY THE RECIPE

Add a little chopped chorizo or salami at the beginning of cooking, if you like.

JACK'S TOP TIPS

The wider and shallower your microwaveable container is, the quicker your food will cook. A bowl or plastic box would work well, but remember not to use metal in the microwave, or any crockery with metal trim. Metal reflects the microwaves and catches fire – with my firefighter hat on, it’s a common cause of kitchen fires, and kitchen fires quickly turn into house fires. If in doubt, leave it out.

JACK'S TOP TIPS

When cooking dishes with a high liquid content, such as pasta, rice or soups, cover with cling film and pierce to contain the liquid and allow the heat to escape – this prevents messy explosions! I stand anything like this in a bowl to catch any escaping liquid and keep the bottom of my microwave clean.

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