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Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne Recipe

Vegetarian mushroom chilli

Published: January 5, 2021 at 9:20 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Try our simple healthy twist on a family classic, chilli con carne with mushroom and lime soured cream. This version is not only vegetarian, it's low in calories and gluten free too, a great midweek meal

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal180
fat6.4g
saturates0.3g
carbs14.9g
sugars6.2g
fibre8.7g
high inprotein11.2g
salt0.1g
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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 .

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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.

Try three more vegetarian chillis:

Slow cooker black bean chilli

Check out our easy slow-cooker chilli with black beans and fiery chipotle chilli paste. This is a low-calorie veggie recipe that the whole family will love

Chipotle Black Bean Chilli Recipe

Vegan Chilli Recipe

Sweet potato 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.

Quinoa Chilli Recipe with Sweet Potato
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