We’ve had a lot of rain lately. After a week of heading home to slippers and a hot water bottle, I decided I needed a bowl full of something hot and comforting.
This vegan chilli bowl has a base of mushrooms and beans which give enough depth to be super satisfying. It’s topped with vegan sour cream and sliced jalapenos – fresh enough to add enough zing to make this chilli a totally acceptable meal for Summer!
If you prefer, you can use a pre-made chilli con carne spice mix to make this dish which makes it even quicker to whip up. Watch for salt content if you’re cooking for kids though.
Or experiment with other herbs and spices to find your own perfect chilli mix 🙂 Why not try….
- Chilli powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
Then add your own toppings of choice – try crunchy nachos, lime drenched avocado or fresh coriander.
- Vegan Chilli
- 1 tbsp. oil (I used rapeseed oil with herbs ad spices)
- 1 red onion
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp coriander
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp tomato puree
- Mushrooms (approx. 200g)
- 1 red pepper
- 2 cans chopped tomatoes
- 2 cups dried soy mince
- 2 to 4 cups water
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
- 2 squares vegan dark chocolate
- black pepper to taste
- Optional if not cooking for children
- 1 tbsp chipotle paste or tsp red chilli flakes
- salt to taste
- Bowl Toppings (optional)
- Lime soaked avocado
- Black beans
- Fresh chilli
- Fresh coriander
- Tortilla chips
- Chop the onions, mushrooms and pepper
- Add the onion to a pan with the oil and soften for about 3 minutes
- Add the spices, tomato puree and chilli paste or chilli flakes if using - cook for 2 minutes
- Add the chopped mushrooms and red pepper and cook for 2 more minutes
- Stir in the chopped tomatoes and add the soy mince, water and beans
- Cook for 15 minutes covered and then 5 minutes uncovered or until sauce has thickened
- Add the liquid smoke and chocolate
- Season and serve with your choice of toppings
*I used dried soy mince which is best added to liquid. Other soy mince can always be added earlier in the cooking process for a more smokey flavour.
*I have made this before and left it cooking on low for an hour - it's very forgiving!
*Perfect for children and adults - can be mashed slightly if needed. Keep salt and chilli low for babies.