Chilli sin carne

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Chilli sin carne
Nutritious, flavoursome and with interesting and meaty textures.  Kidney beans are naturally high in protein,by also adding some dried soya or  mushrooms you can get even more flavour and texture that makes this vegetarian version just as enticing as the classic.


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Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: soup
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Arjun Thandi
Cost £8



  • 500 ml Water Boil water


  • 500 g Kidney beans dried
  • 250 g Soya mince
  • 500 g Tomatoes Chopped
  • 1 carrots Diced
  • 1 Pepper
  • 250 g Mushroom Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Finely chopped / grated
  • 250 ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
  • 2 Onions Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Salt Or add to taste.
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder


  • 1 deep pan


Prepare the Kidney bean

  • The night before, soak kidney beans in a large bowl of water. They will expand so put in ample water.

Cook the kidney beans

  • Ready the soya mince according to instructions: if frozen then they will need to be de-frosted, if dried then you will soak them in water.
  • Fry onions in the pan with the cumin and salt, add garlic after a couple of mins of frying the onions.
  • When the onions have begun to brown then add the carrots, mushrooms and peppers too, fry for a few minutes longer.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry for a few minutes more.
  • Add the Kidney beans and the soya, 250 ml water and the nutritional yeast and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric for colour and health benefits. Also add the salt, pepper, chilli powder and paprika.
  • Simmer for approx 25 minutes.
  • It's ready to serve.

Take of the skins off the tomatoes if you are worried about pesticides


Add some chili powder for some extra heat!


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1450mg | Potassium: 1057mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1258IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 8mg

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