Quick bean & chorizo chilli

Quick chilli

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(82 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2 generously

This fast and filling chilli is great served with rice or piled high onto a baked potato and dolloped with soured cream

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal463
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre17g
  • protein29g
  • salt6.32g
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  • 100g chorizo, sliced



    A coarsely textured, spiced pork sausage widely used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. It is made…

  • 350g tub fresh tomato and chilli sauce (we used Waitrose)
  • 400g can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    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 chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • rice and natural yogurt, or jacket potatoes and soured cream, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Dry-fry the chorizo for a few mins in a non-stick frying pan until crisp. Carefully pour off any fat from the pan, then tip in the sauce and beans with 100ml water. Bring to a simmer, cover, then lower the heat and bubble for 10 mins. Spoon over rice and serve with yogurt.

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19th Jun, 2020
A new favourite for us. Fried off the chorizo 1st and set aside, used the oil to cook an onion and then added a tinned tomato can blitzed with some red pepper. Added some chilli flakes and garlic before adding the beans, used the water from the kidney beans and didn’t add any water. Thickened up nicely.
31st May, 2020
I thought this was a little bland to be honest even after adding onion , peppers a bit of red wine and some smoked paprika. Could be really good with a few tweaks. In addition to the onion, peppers and paprika, some cumin might be nice, perhaps coriander. Also needs liberal sprinkling of salt and pepper. More chorizo would improve the dish too as chickpeas and kidney beans don’t have that much flavour.
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Sally Priscott
12th Sep, 2019
Tried this tonight but added a red onion, a whole chorizo, red pepper and chilli flakes, a can of tomatoes instead of the sauce, tomato puree, a teaspoon of paprika, cumin & paprika and a very large tablespoon of Sriracha sauce... Fabulous who those who like a nice kick of spice! Quick and very easy.
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23rd Mar, 2018
Delicious and couldn't be easier. I made it per the recipe except that I used kidney beans in chilli sauce because that was what I had in the cupboard. I drained the beans but reserved most of the sauce, diluted it to 100ml and added it to the mix in place of the water.
12th Jul, 2017
Surprised how perfect this was for no effort. Started off frying a red onion and added a tin and a half of tomatoes instead of a tomato sauce (no water) and simmered for about half hour just to make it come together. Served with jacket potato, grated cheese and a dollop of yogurt on the side. Lush.
6th Jan, 2016
I quite liked this recipe but I was disappointed by the texture. Maybe I should have added less water or maybe I should have simmered it for longer but I found it sort of watery with bits in. It was tasty though.
8th Dec, 2015
Delicious. Added extra chorizo, onion and some red wine, with pepper and chilli pasata.
4th Sep, 2014
Brilliant quick tasty recipe! Made it tonight and there was loads too.
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18th Jun, 2014
This is very easy to make, I spiced it up even more with paprika, chilli powder and a tablespoon of brown sugar.
5th Mar, 2013
Great dish. Make regularly for week day lunch. Do pot at beginning of week to last few days.


31st Aug, 2013
Hi there I take it the calorie count only applies to the chilli and not the rice it is served with?? kind regards
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