Try this vegetarian mushroom chilli, then check out more of our best vegetarian recipes. If you are going flexitarian, then also try our classic Tex-Mex chilli con carne .


  • vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 500g mushrooms, cut into pieces (a mix of portobello, chestnut and button
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tbsp half-fat soured cream
  • 1/2 lime, zested and juiced
  • cooked basmati and wild rice, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Heat 2 tsp vegetable oil in a pan and add the spices.

  • STEP 2

    Fry for 1 minute then add the mushrooms and fry for 2-3 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Add the sliced garlic and fry for another minute.

  • STEP 4

    Tip in the chopped tomatoes, half a tin of water and the kidney beans. Season and bring to a boil.

  • STEP 5

    Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes until thickened.

  • STEP 6

    In a small bowl, mix the soured cream, lime zest and juice with 1 tbsp of water.

  • STEP 7

    Serve the chilli with basmati and wild rice, and a drizzle of the soured cream.

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A sweet 'n' smoky chilli NON carne recipe (see what we did there?) with vegan mince, two types of bean and plenty of spices for added kick. For a truly vegan chilli look for vegan mince here, or use Quorn for a veggie chilli (contains egg white).

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