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Chili Sans Carne

Often I get put off by a recipe before I start just by looking at the ingredient list and seeing a million and one things on there! I like to keep things simple and in my experience the simple recipes always seem to be the ones that work the best.

Saying that I hope you are not put off by this Chili Sans Carne recipe, it looks like loads of things, but its so quick to make as most of the ingredients go in all at once, and there is nothing technical here! Its my favourite dish to make when I’m in a rush, running late and have to put something together fast for the crew.

I like to serve this Chili Sans Carne with rice, guacamole and fresh coriander, and sometimes like to add a cup of hydrated TVP mince.

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Chili Sans Carne


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno chili (optional)
  • ½ Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1½ Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tbsp ground coriander
  • 2 cans red kidney beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1½ cups vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp blackstrap mollasses
  • 1 tsp marmite/ vegemite (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Start by dicing the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, peppers and chili. Heat the olive oil and add the onions and cook gently for a couple of minutes, then add the rest of the vegetables.
  2. Cook for 1 more minute on a medium heat, then add the chili powder, oregano, basil, cumin and coriander. Stir to coat the vegetables thoroughly and cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir until well mixed, bring the chili to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, until liquid has reduced down a bit and all the flavours have mingled.
  4. Serve alongside rice, guacamole, vegan sour cream and fresh coriander.

Serves 4

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vegan chilli bowl, bean chilli with fresh cilantro, chilli sans carne


  1. angi says

    When you have some time ( 🙂 ) could you make up a glossary of the weird ingredients please? I’ve been veggie for most of my life, but have never heard of many of the ingredients on your pages. And where can you get them in Norfolk? Many thanks.

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    • Of course, I will start putting something together! I will have a look in norwich and see where the best places to buy these things from are. I think Holland and Barrett and Rainbow have some good supplies just off the top of my head. I will put something together soon! X


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