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Easy Veg Chilli

Updated: Jan 13, 2022

This bright and colourful chilli is perfect for getting some ‘hidden’ vegetables and ideal for batch cooking. It can be made with fresh, frozen, or tinned vegetables.

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Makes approximately 4-6 servings

Preparation time is approximately 10-15 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 40 minutes


2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped (can be frozen)

1 yellow pepper, chopped (can be frozen)

2 medium carrots, chopped (can be frozen)

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 courgette, diced

4 garlic cloves, grated

2 teaspoons of chilli powder

1.5 teaspoons of paprika powder

1 teaspoon of dried oregano

1 tsp ground cumin

1 large can chopped tomatoes

1 can of kidney beans

1 can of mixed beans (can be in tomato or chilli sauce)

250ml vegetable stock (gluten free if necessary)

Pinch of salt

How to make Easy Veg Chilli

  1. In a large saucepan heat the olive oil, add the chopped onion, peppers, courgette, carrot, celery and salt. Stir to combine and cook for 7 – 10 minutes until onion is soft.

  2. Add the garlic, chilli powder, paprika, cumin and oregano. Cook for a further minute.

  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, beans and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 – 40 minutes (adding more stock if too thick).

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To Serve: Serve with rice, baked potato or in taco shells. Garnish with grated cheese, chopped coriander, chopped chillis (optional) and plain yogurt.

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This chilli is great for batch cooking, or save any leftovers for a quick lunch the next day.

Leftovers can be kept in the fridge, in a bowl covered in cling film or in an airtight container, for 2 – 3 days. Heat thoroughly and add to a jacket potato? Or make a quesadilla?

Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes.

Don’t forget to look at our useful articles on a variety of family topics including batch cooking, leftovers, hydration, fussy eaters and more! Here is the LINK.

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