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Veggie black bean chilli recipe

Veggie black bean chilli recipe

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Warming and nutritious, this vegetarian chilli is made with black beans, sweet potato and a batch of homemade tomato sauce flavoured with Tabasco. Serve with rice or corn tortilla wraps for an easy weeknight meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 50 mins
  • 467 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced​
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pack mixed peppers, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika​
  • 2½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp Tabasco Original Red Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 500g sweet potato or butternut squash, peeled and cut into 2cm cubes
  • 900g homemade tomato sauce
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 2 x 400g tins black beans, drained
  • 150g frozen sweetcorn
  • 2 limes, 1 juiced and the other cut into wedges
  • coriander, to garnish

To serve

  • rice, tortillas, avocado, soured cream (optional)

Perfect with:

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If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    2g 9%
  • Sugars

    24g 27%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 64.2g Protein 15.5g Fibre 20.2g


  1. Toss the onion with the vinegar in a bowl. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the chilli.
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Fry the chopped peppers for 5 mins, until soft. Add the smoked paprika and ground cumin. Cook for 1 min, then stir in the Tabasco.
  3. Stir in the sweet potato or butternut squash. Add the tomato sauce and stock, then bring to a simmer and cook for 25 mins until the squash is just cooked through. Add a splash of water if your mixture gets too dry.
  4. Stir in the beans, sweetcorn and lime juice and cook for another 5 mins. Top with coriander and the pickled onions and serve with accompaniments: rice and/or tortillas, chopped avocado, soured cream and lime wedges.

Get batch cooking:This homemade tomato sauce with Tabasco and hidden veggies is a great freezer staple. One batch is enough to make this chilli recipe, plus this chicken arrabbiata pasta and this spicy sausage pizza with hot honey.

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