Try our vegan chilli recipe then check out more easy vegan meal ideas, including vegan risotto, vegan gumbo, vegan moussaka and vegan lasagne.

For a truly vegan chilli look for vegan mince here, or use Quorn for a veggie chilli (contains egg white). Looking for more healthy mince recipes? Our collection has plenty of inspiration for meatballs, chillis and more.


  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp chipotle paste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 350g vegan mince
  • 400g tin kidney beans
  • 400g tin black beans
  • cooked rice to serve
  • 2 avocado, diced, to serve
  • small bunch coriander, leaves picked, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Fry the onions, garlic and chilli in the olive oil in a casserole or heavy lidded pan for 10 minutes until softened, then add the peppers and cook for another 5 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the chipotle paste, spices, oregano, tomato purée, chopped tomatoes, balsamic and stock, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes then add the vegan mince and beans, and simmer for another 15 minutes, adding a splash of water if it gets a little thick. Season and serve with rice and a topping of diced avocado and chopped coriander, if you like.

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