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Vegetarian chilli con carne

Chilli without the carne – this vegetarian chilli con carne will keep vegetarians and meat lovers alike happy. It’s surprisingly substantial, very healthy and extremely delicious. A perfect meat free Monday recipe, or for those trying to cut down on the quantity of meat based dishes their family eats.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 80g button mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tins kidney beans, drained
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1tbsp parsley, freshly chopped

To serve:
Boiled rice

Method

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions and garlic until softened.

2. Add the carrots, tomatoes, herbs, spices, and beans.

3. Simmer on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the carrots are tender. Serve with boiled rice – brown for extra brownie points!

Recipe and images by Nessa Robins

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