Make This Vegetarian Chili In Under Half An Hour

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On cold, dark nights, a tasty chili is one of the best dishes to warm you through. Check out this recipe, which is quick and healthy, as the meat has been replaced with vegetables.

Vegetarian Chilli

Ingredients (to serve 4):

  • 1 tin of black beans
  • 1 tin of kidney beans
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chipotle chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  1. Finely slice the onions and fry them in the oil.
  2. Peel and slice the butternut into small cubes. Add these to the pan.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and chipotle flakes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and water, stir through well and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Drain the beans and add them to the pan. Add the tomato purée and salt.
  6. Cook through for another 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and serve.