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Try our favourite chilli recipes, from vegan quinoa chilli to an unusual Mediterranean-style chilli bowl and our classic recipe for this comforting bowl food

By Janine Ratcliffe

Chilli is the perfect comfort food. From traditional slow-cooked chilli con carne to vegetarian and vegan chilli recipes, we have plenty of ideas for crowd-pleasing chillis. 

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  • Our chilli recipes use beef mince and vegetarian alternatives

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Check out our chilli with black beans and fiery chipotle chilli paste. This veggie one-pot is an easy, low calorie recipe the whole family will love.


Diner-style chilli

This quick chilli con carne recipe is based on a simple US chilli served in bars and diners in small bowls or cups. This is also a great chilli to serve in burgers, hot dogs, or over nachos. Here's an indulgent nachos recipe for you to try...


Vegetarian mushroom chilli con carne

Try our simple healthy twist on a family classic, chilli con carne. This vegetarian chilli is low in calories and gluten free too, a great midweek meal.

This recipe for Texan chilli con carne is true to the traditional style, using stewing steak instead of mince and leaving out kidney beans. Combined with the spices, it makes for a really hearty meal, and the extras of cheddar, soured cream and tortilla chips make it even better. It takes a little while to make, but it's worth it.


Beef chilli with jalapeño cheddar scones

Get ahead this winter and make our super easy slow and low beef chilli recipe with crumbly cheese scones. It really is worth using dried beans as they give a much better texture, but if you want to skip that step just add two tins of rinsed black beans for the final hour of cooking. This simple beef chilli recipe makes enough to serve 10 people and it’s the perfect comfort food.


Vegetarian chilli with sweet potato and quinoa

This vegetarian chilli recipe makes for a great veggie alternative to chilli con carne. Our low calorie veggie chilli is under 500 calories and packed with flavour from the sweet potato and quinoa – a perfect warming midweek meal. More easy vegan dinner recipes to try here...


Chilli non-carne soup

Check out our punchy vegetarian chilli soup, made with kidney beans and crunchy veggies. This easy recipe is packed with flavour and ready in less than an hour. Serve with homemade garlic bread for dipping.


Mediterranean chilli

This recipe from Felicity Cloake is chilli con carne, but not as we know it. Thought to owe its unusual Mediterranean spicing to a homesick Greek restaurateur, the finely ground meat is simmered low and slow until it melts in the mouth and served over spaghetti. Order it ‘five ways’ and you’ll get beans, cheese and onions on top, too.


Turkey chilli

This turkey chilli is a good way of using up cooked meat over the holidays – chicken or ham would work nicely as well. The chipotle paste and smoked paprika gives this a lovely smoky, but not too hot, chilli flavour. Use your turkey leftovers in these recipes...


Best ever chilli con carne

Our take on the family classic, chilli con carne. This recipe is packed full of flavour with subtle hints of spice (plus it's great for freezing). Serve with steamed rice and a dollop of natural yogurt.


Butternut squash chilli with quinoa

Our vegetarian chilli made with butternut squash is the meat-free version you’ve been looking for. Butternut squash is mixed with quinoa, tomatoes and kidney beans to make this quick chilli recipe.

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