Monday, 12 March 2012

Student Suppers: Super Easy Meat Free Chilli

I love a good Mexican, but I find making Mexican food at home is tough, and hard to get right unless you're willing to get everything right out of a packet or a jar. (Fajitas? Guilty as charged.) However, I recently discovered this uber easy formula for meat free chilli that is super easy to make, super healthy and you can make in a great big pot and store in the fridge to keep you going for a few days.
Super Easy Meat Free Chilli
You can melt cheese over to top of it or serve it with nachos, whatever you like really, but I like mine with a big dollop of soured cream and a couple of warm toasted pitta breads. This recipe makes 4 big bowls or 5 side bowls of chilli.

You will need two 400g tins or cartons of chopped tomatoes in their juice, two big 400g tins of mixed beans or pulses in water, a little olive oil, a yellow pepper, a white onion, Cajun spice mix, and soured cream and pittas to serve.

First, roughly chop the onion and the yellow pepper, and rinse through both tins of beans.

Gently fry the onions and the pepper in about half a tablespoon of olive oil until the onions start to soften. Then add the tomatoes and beans to the pan.

Stir well, then add two tablespoons full of Cajun spice mix. Stir again then allow to cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle into bowls and serve. This recipe is adapted from BBC Good Food.

If you decide to give this chilli a go, let me know - I love hearing how your meals turn out when you try recipes from my blog! 


  1. This looks SO much easier than the chilli I usually make. Sold.

  2. I'm a big fan of chilli, especially with rise! I might give this a go, I've been wanting to cook more meals for myself rather than tucking into a microwave meal. It looks delicious!

  3. Mmm yum! I love a good vegetarian chilli, this looks delicious :)

  4. ...and cue stomach rumbling and craving for mexican food! Excellent photography btw, the beans look very appetising indeed zx

  5. Thank you! I try to write these posts while I am actually eating the meal I have just cooked, or leftover portions of it otherwise I find myself absolutely craving to food while I'm posting!

  6. Izzyroxyoursox1112 March 2012 at 16:30

    Ooh delicious :) I find it really hard being vegetarian when all my family eat mexican but now i won't! Looks delicious!! :) xx

  7. Living in California and being part Mexican I find it funny that you consider chili to be Mexican food. We consider it an American dish native to Texas lol :)

  8. This looks wonderful. I love it because it's healthy and looks super easy to make. Thanks for sharing this. I can't wait to try it : )

    Danielle xo

  9. That is mental, funny how different these things are! Totally delicious either way though!

  10. Sadiebutterflywings14 March 2012 at 17:51

    I'm going to try this out, it looks yummy!!

    Sadie x

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