Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

Mixed-bean chilli with wedges

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(104 ratings)

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
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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
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  • 4 tbsp reduced-fat soured cream


  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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28th Jan, 2012
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!!
6th Dec, 2011
Really nice, chocolate added a really nice taste to it.
19th Nov, 2011
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 :)
8th Nov, 2011
Didn't expect this to be as nice as it is. Will definitely make again.
8th Nov, 2011
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.
26th Oct, 2011
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
26th Oct, 2011
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.
9th Oct, 2011
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.
6th Oct, 2011
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.
6th Oct, 2011
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!


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