Monday, 20 October 2014

Easy one pot vegetarian chilli

Hi guys, I have a recipe for you today. This is something I fall back on time and time again when the nights draw in and it starts to get slightly colder. It is the perfect dish for this time of year, easy and cheap to make as well as being filling and healthy. The best part about it is that there is no finesse required in making this either, it is basically one of those dishes which you can make by just throwing everything into one pot and leaving it to simmer. The prep takes no time  and the cooking time is only 20-25 minutes, that is the perfect amount of time to open a nice bottle of Merlot and sit down relaxing whilst the smell of delicious chilli fills your kitchen! 

Vegetarian chilli.

(if you prefer a meat version, just cook beef mince according to the instructions on the packet, then add to the dish at the same stage as you would add the Quorn.) 

Ingredients 

Two tins of chopped tomatoes
One carton of tomato Passata 
Half a packet of Quorn mince
One tin of red kidney beans (drained of water)
Mild chilli powder to taste (I like mine spicy, so I use quite a bit, but season to your own taste) 
One onion, peeled and diced
'Glug' of Olive Oil to fry the onion (about a dessertspoon)

(To make this even healthier, try adding a rainbow of chopped peppers to the pot, too. I like to wash and dice a mix of red, green and yellow pepper to add another element to the dish) 

To serve 
One sliced sourdough baguette (or bread of your choice)
Grated Cheese 
Sour cream
Jacket potato

Method

In a large pan, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of chilli powder, fry until the onion is softened (3-4 minutes). Add the tinned tomatoes and tomato passata. Next, add the drained tin of kidney beans. Stir all of the ingredients well to combine. Then, add the half bag of Quorn mince (or the cooked beef mince if you are using meat) again, stir well. Next, add more of the chilli powder seasoning to taste. Then simply cover and simmer on a medium heat for about 20-25 minutes. Stir the pot occasionally during this time. Make sure to taste it too. so that you ensure it is seasoned to your taste. 
To serve, I cook jacket potatoes and spoon the chilli over the top, then top with a little grated cheese and sour cream. This time, I also served sliced up sourdough bread with the meal too.

This recipe makes enough to serve four very generous potions, or six smaller ones. I always make a big pan, so that if it is not used up in one evening, I can pop it in the fridge (when cooled) and then have it again the next evening. You could also serve it with boiled rice, chips, potato wedges or nachos wth melted cheese. Yes, I am all about the melted cheese! 
 I must also add that this is the perfect dish to make for upcoming Halloween and Bonfire Night Parties. There is nothing like a huge pot of delicious food simmering on the stove to keep guests happy. All you need to do is provide bowls and spoons and put a big ladle in the pot so that guests can help themselves. Just cut up a few baguettes so they can grab some bread too and they will be happy! Don't forget to put some sour cream and grated cheese out too, this really makes the dish more yummy!


I hope that you enjoy this recipe, as always, I love to read your sweet comments and I follow back my followers. 

Until next time, 

Camille 

xo 

Ingredients 
Chop the onion. 
Heat the glug of olive oil over a medium heat in a large pan.
Fry the onion and a pinch of the chilli powder, until the onion is softened. 

Add the chopped tomatoes. 
Add the Passata.
Add the drained kidney beans.

Add the Quorn. Stir everything well.


Add more seasoning to taste, then simmer for 20-25 minutes.
Serve when piping hot, over a jacket potato or boiled rice.
Top with grated cheese and sour cream. Enjoy! 

46 comments:

  1. Love chilli, this looks yummy :) Happy Monday doll xx

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    1. Thank you very much, happy Monday to you too doll :)

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you very much Jackie :) I hope you have a great week!

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you very much, I love your blog and thank you for following back!

      Camille xo

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  4. Fab post! Looks sooo so yummy, it's making me hungry!!

    I mentioned you in one of my posts btw!! Thank you for the follow!

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    Chione XX

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    1. Thank you very much for mentioning me on your blog, so sweet of you! Your style is perfection! Have a fab week!

      Camille xo



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  5. looks so yummy


    check me out

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    Tyana
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    1. Thank you so much, I have followed you with Bloglovin :)

      Camille xo

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  6. Yummy I always use quorn it looks delicious too!!! I want to make a chilli now ;) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Jessica! I really love Quorn, it is such a healthy meat alternative and it makes me happy to cook cruelty free food. Gotta love chilli on those cold winter nights :)

      Camille xo

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  7. This looks so yummy i could deffo eat it right now!!!



    CLAIRELOUISE

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    1. Thank you very much Claire, it really is a quick and easy recipe. So glad you like it and I hope you have a great week!

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you very much, I hope you have a lovely week!

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you very much :) it really does warm you up on cold days!

      Camille xo

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    1. Thank you very much Lizzie :) hope you have a great week!

      Camille xo

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  11. this is making me hungry haha...great post for the winter! x

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you like the post :)

      Camille xo

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  12. I do this a lot, with one or two variations. You're absolutely right. this is quick and easy to do and it tastes great too...!

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    1. Fab Ray, thank you for taking the time to comment, it really is such a quick and easy recipe isn't it? I always end up having a second bowl ! ;)

      Camille xo

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  13. this has just made me really hungry! it looks yummy i gotta try it! ahhh

    xx

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    1. Thank you very much :) I always make people way too hungry on this blog, food is my true love ;) I hope you have a great week and enjoy if you try out this recipe!

      Camille xo

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  14. this sounds amazing! I definitely want to try this out!
    -Sisi
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    Other Modern Girl

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  15. it looks so yummy

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  16. looks so scrumptious!

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  17. Yumm this looks super delicious! I love chilli, and vegetarian even better. Thanks so much for following my blog recently. I hope to hear from you again soon, and I will follow you as well from now on. :))

    xx,
    Tania
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  18. love the post, easy to follow! xx
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  19. This looks so yummy and easy and cheap to make :) Thanks for sharing lovely

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    B xx

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  20. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing
    xx

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  21. This looks so tasty! Need to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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  22. Oh wow that looks so yummy, definitely trying it out :) PS thank you for commenting on my blog following you and on GFC please feel free to follow me back

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  23. yummy! thank you for the recipe and fot the comment on my blog hahah

    me too follow you on GFC!

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  24. Yummy!
    I am your follower , I hope you will follow back  ;) 
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  25. have to try this recipe some day!

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  26. MMMMM ... !!!
    Delicious !! Thanks for shearing !!
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  27. Thank you for sharing this recipe! That looks so delicious! :) I wondered if you would like to follow each other. Let me know on my blog. That would be really awesome! :)

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    Have a wonderful day!
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  29. Love that floppy hat of yours and what a fun weekend!! The view of an entire wall of windows is magical!

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  30. This recipe looks and sounds so delicious! I'm trying to cut down on the amount of meat that I consume, and this is a great recipe to help me start doing that.

    -Helen

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