Recipe: Modified Vegan Bean Chilli


Creating recipes from scratch is something that I am yet to master, however, moderation of dishes that I know I like is much more my forte. A few weeks ago after my return home from University I sat down to eat with my family to a fully vegan bean chilli that my dad had made. I couldn’t remember exactly what was included within the recipe apart from a whole load of fresh coriander to give majority of the flavour; something I wouldn’t have thought to add myself. So today with specific cravings for a hearty meal I decided to interpret this dish from memory in the best way I could and in “High Carb Low Fat” Vegan style made this dish completely oil free.


Serves: 4

Ingredients: Bean Chilli

  • Medium sized onion
  • 1 or 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 250g Plum Cherry Tomatoes
  • 200g Chick Peas
  • 200g Butter Beans
  • 200g Kidney Beans
  • 40g Fresh Coriander
  • 200g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 tsp Chilli Flakes (more or less for preference)
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1-2 tsp Cumin
  • 1-2 tsp Ground Coriander

Extra: Brown Rice and Choice of Vegetables for the side.



  • Turn the dial on the hob ¾ or up to a medium heat.
  • Chop up onion and add to a large pan or Wok with water to stop the onions from sticking to the pan.
  • When onions are slightly soft, add 250g of whole plum cherry tomatoes to the pan and leave these to soften with the onions – keep adding additional water if needed.
  • When the tomatoes have softened gently pop them with a spoon or knife and mash lightly to create a watery puree.
  • Drain and rinse all three tins of beans and add these to the pan – stir everything together.
  • Add the tin of chopped tomatoes into the mix and keep stirring everything together until all the beans are covered with the tomato sauce and the liquid is bubbling/simmering.
  • Chop and add all the coriander into the mixture and carry on stirring.
  • Add in additional herbs and chilli flakes for flavour.
  • Keep stirring everything together until the beans have softened and the flavours have all meshed together.
  • Serve with choice of rice and vegetables for additional health.




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