Food / 4 September, 2017 / Christine Bailey

An Easy Chilli Pot for The Whole Family

This warming bowl of chilli beans is simple to prepare and will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, making it an ideal dish when time is short. A popular family favourite – it freezes well so make a big batch and freeze in portion.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 4 sliced spring onions and 1 sliced avocado, to serve


  • Heat the oil in a large casserole dish and add the onion, courgette, pepper, sweet potato and garlic. Cook over a low heat for 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  • Add the spices, cocoa powder, tomatoes and beans and stir. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Season to taste.
  • Spoon into bowls to and top with sliced spring onions and avocado to serve.

Per serving: 292 kcal; 13g protein; 9.2g fat; 1g saturated fat; 39.8g carbohydrates; 14.7g sugars

From Christine’s book Go Lean vegan: The Revolutionary 30-day Diet Plan to Lose Weight and Feel Great

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