Veggie Chilli Recipe
I thought it was about time I started sharing some of my favourite vegetarian recipes on here and to start off with I’m going to share one of my favourites. My husband originally taught me how to make this one and with a bit of tweaking to perfect it I think I’ve come up with a very tasty veggie chilli. We quite frequently dish this one up when we have meat eaters coming for dinner and it goes down very well with them aswell
This meal can serve between 4 and 6 though we tend to put half of it in the fridge and have it a couple of days later so for us it’s a meal that does 2 evenings
1 Red Pepper
1 Red Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 heaped teaspoon of lazy chillies or if you have it one chopped red chilli instead
A punnet of mushrooms (just one of the typical sized ones you get in supermarket)
2 tins kidney beans in chilli sauce
1 tin chickpeas
1 tin chopped tomatos
Half a bag of frozen Quorn mince
1) Chop the red onion, red pepper, garlic, chilli (if not using lazy chillies), mushrooms
2) Fry the red onion in some vegetable oil for a few minutes until starting to soften
3) Add the red pepper and continue to fry for a couple of minutes before adding the garlic, chilli and mushrooms. Then continue to fry until the mushrooms are starting to cook (I just taste one to see – usually just 3/4 minutes).
4) Once mushrooms starting to soften, pour into the pan the tinned chopped tomatos, 2 tins of kidney beans complete with chilli sauce, the drained chickpeas and half the bag of frozen Quorn mince (you can cook this from frozen!). I then use one of the kidney bean tins to fill with water and add to the mix though you can use some vegetable stock if you prefer.
5) Leave everything to simmer for 20 minutes or so (when it tastes cooked it is!).
Serve with whatever you like, rice, nachos, baked potatoes, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole or anything else you care to eat it with
If reheating some for another day I find it helps if I add another tin of chopped tomatos to the saved mix before reheating as it keeps it nice and moist.