Quick bean & chorizo chilli

Quick chilli

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(83 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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15th Aug, 2012
How funny to see this come up. I have made this for years. I just use tinned tomatoes, chopped peppers, a little chicken stock, cumin, smoked paprika and chilli for the sauce. yum. It is very yummy and much healthier then mince chilli.
6th Aug, 2012
This is very delicious although I do find that the chickpeas need cooking out a bit longer. I have done it a few times and if I only leave it for the time required they are slightly harder than I would like, so I leave them a little bit longer so they are softer. Lovely with a sweet potato and a dollop of sour cream.
4th Aug, 2012
Couldn't find a can of chickpeas but used a can of butter beans instead and I thought it was still great. Made my own tomato sauce using the above reviewers advice and I'll stick to this in future.
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24th May, 2012
Very tasty and was well received. I also used chopped tomatoes and added chilli flakes and a little garlic. We had it with pasta instead of rice or potatoes.
1st May, 2012
Made this for dinner tonight as I wanted something quick and easy and not a take-away! Changed it a bit - used black-eyed beans as we like those best, and added red onion & green pepper. I had no chilli pasta sauce so whizzed up a tin of tomatoes and added some dried chilli flakes. But all that apart, it was really tasty and we loved it. Served it with rice and a rocket salad. Will make it again.
30th Apr, 2012
Very easy and tasty. Instead of pre bought tomato and chilli sauce I used a tin of tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin and paprika. I simply served it with a salad; if you don't have any natural yoghurt you can use (extra low fat!) mayo.
26th Apr, 2012
Needed something quick with ingredients I had, and made tomato chilli sauce freshly. Just about to eat it - tastes delicious, great idea
19th Apr, 2012
quick and tasty. used can of chopped tomatoes, fresh chillies and splash of red wine. loved it!
3rd Apr, 2012
I followed this recipe exactly the first time and thought it was OK. I made it again recently and changed a few bits, for example used just chopped tomatoes and added some spices, added a bit of garlic, a pepper and half a red onion, plus used a can of mixed beans and a can of chick peas together. Only embellishing the recipe but makes it really yummy and it's so quick to make!
29th Mar, 2012
I really enjoyed this. I used passata instead of the sauce and used chilli powder and seasonings to add flavour. Served two accompanied by rice and I still have a portion left for lunch tomorrow. Yum!


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