Mouthwatering Chilli Non Carne

Chilli non carne, also known as vegetarian chilli, is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for those looking for a meatless alternative. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, or simply want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, this recipe is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Read on for how to make a mouthwatering chilli non carne that is packed with flavour and nutrients.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Times: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 300g Quorn Meat-Less Mince, or alternative
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 fresh red chillies, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (optional depending on your heat preference)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml tomato passata
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée 
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 400g can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tsp brown sugar or 1 small cube plain chocolate (optional)
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • 1 large bunch of fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped


Step 1: Pre-heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 5-6 minutes. Add the red pepper and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes. Then add the chillies, garlic and spices before cooking for a further 2 minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 2: Stir in the chopped tomatoes, passata, tomato purée and crumble over the stock cube and bring to a gentle simmer for around 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the kidney beans and the meat-free mince. Cook over a gentle heat for a further 10 minutes and season to taste.

Step 3: Stir in the chopped coriander and serve with rice, jacket potatoes or nachos for a delicious dinner! 

Recipe inspired by Quorn

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