Vegan chilli sin carne (simply meaning chilli without meat) is a satisfying and easy dish to throw together. In place of meat, there’s mixed beans, peppers, onions and zesty guacamole to balance out the spices. Not only is this vegan chilli full of flavour and comforting spices, but it’s also healthy and veggie-filled – seconds are essential!
Vegan meals never really appeared much in my diet when I was younger. My mother is an incredible cook. Like no other. (I may be biased). She makes amazing spaghetti bolognese, grilled chops, curries, shepherds/cottage pie, and roast dinners. Oh her roast dinners 😍😍😍
Those meals always contained lots of veggies but were never vegetarian alone – not that I am complaining. Not at all. I only really started to consider vegan and vegetarian meals when I was a student because I had very little money and the money I did have was spent on nights out and alcohol. No regrets 🤷♀️
In the hallowed halls of Raleigh Park, this Vegan Chilli Sin Carne was created. It is super simple to throw together and easy on the pennies – full of tinned beans, peppers, onions, tinned tomatoes and spices. More recently I’ve been adding extra zesty guacamole which balance out the rich, spicy tomato sauce. Vegan chilli is great on top of rice or baked sweet potato, in between tortillas in the form of a quesadilla or smothered on top of nachos. Oh yes, nachossss 🤤
Why you should make this Vegan Chilli Sin Carne
- It’s cheap! You can buy tins of tomatoes and beans for pennies. Or buy dried beans in bulk and soak them for an even cheaper meal.
- This recipe a fab meal to make in bulk. Freeze extra portions for those nights were the fridge might be looking a little empty…
- It is well balanced. The beans provide a good dose of protein, carbohydrates and fibre while the avocado in the guacamole is full of healthy fats.
- Vegan chilli is filling – that fibre, protein and fat do a great job at keeping you satiated until your next meal. No grumbly tummies!
- And it’s versatile! I have used this vegan chilli for all sorts of things- as a filling in enchiladas, fajitas and quesadillas, as a topping for nachos and jacket potatoes or just as it is, served with rice.
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Other vegan recipes to try…
- Vegan Bolognese With Mushrooms and Lentils
- Vegan Broccoli Soup Recipe with Edamame and Miso
- Vegan Chocolate Orange Tart Recipe
- Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bar Recipe
- Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowl
Vegan Chilli Sin Carne with Guacamole
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Featuring lots of beans, peppers and onions this vegan chilli sin carne is not only comforting and filling, it’but it’s also healthy too!
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 tin mixed beans in water, liquid drained
- 1 tin kidney beans in water, liquid drained
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 – 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 200ml vegetable stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the guacamole
- 1 avocado, skin and pit removed
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tbsp oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Either baked sweet potatoes or wholegrain rice
- Heat a large casserole dish to a medium heat.
- Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until translucent then add the red pepper and sauté for 5 minutes until slightly softened. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
- Pour in both the mixed beans and kidney beans to the pan and then add the spices. Sauté for 1 minute then add in the tomato puree. Stir into the vegetables. Add in the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock. Stir everything together.
- Bring the mixture up to a boil and then down to a simmer. Leave the mixture to simmer for up to an hour, until the sauce has thickened. If the mixture becomes too dry add in extra water until it reaches your desired consistency. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
- While the chilli is simmering make the guacamole. Mash the avocado with a fork along with the garlic, lime and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Leave aside until you are ready to serve.
- To serve spoon the chilli over the baked sweet potatoes or rice and add a dollop of guacamole on top.
Keywords: Vegan chilli, bean chilli, vegan dinners, chili, chilli con carne