Chilli Bean Pie

  • 25MINS
  • 50MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 371KCAL

Our Chilli Bean Pie takes meat-free Mondays up a notch! Topped with a layer of cheesy mashed potatoes and crunchy, crushed tortilla chips, the real magic of this low-fat dish is in the filling. We've packed our pie with beans and veggies in a rich, chipotle-infused sauce. It's so flavoursome and satisfying, even the fussiest eaters at the table won't miss the meat!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories371
  • Carbs51g
  • Protein17g
  • Fat7.7g
  • Saturates3.2g
  • Sugars13g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

On the lookout for a heartier meat-free Monday dish? Look no further than our Chilli Bean Pie. Our veggie-friendly filling is made up of high-protein mixed beans, baked in a rich, chipotle-infused sauce. It’s so flavoursome, you’ll never miss the meat!

We’ve mixed onions, peppers, courgettes and carrots into our pie filling, to make every slice extra satisfying and nutritious. Since our homemade sauce is rich with Mexican-style herbs and spices, it’ll complement any combination of leftover veggies to suit your budget. 

If you’ve got a favourite tortilla chip flavour, you’ll want to use it for this dish! We’ve ramped up the indulgence by baking all of our ingredients together with fluffy mashed potatoes on top, finished with a sprinkling of lightly-crushed tortilla chips and melty reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

A couple of teaspoons of chipotle paste should be enough to give your Chilli Bean Pie a mouth-watering kick of spice. If you’re someone who loves hotter flavours (and you’re feeling brave!), there’s nothing to stop you adding more to your liking.

What diets is this Chilli Bean Pie suitable for?

Chilli Bean Pie can be enjoyed on gluten-free diets, as long as you substitute vegetable stock cubes and tortilla chips for suitable alternatives. 

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chilli Bean Pie?

We’ve used chipotle paste to give our pie filling a rich, flavoursome sauce. You can use more or less than our recipe suggests, depending on how spicy you like it. Start with a milder amount and add more to taste, if you’re not sure!

You’ll be able to find chipotle paste in the condiments aisle at most supermarkets, or on Amazon.

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‘Another really tasty recipe with a hint of smokiness and spice. We left this pie deconstructed. The mix and sprouts were cooked on the husband the potatoes in the air fryer. Another tick for a favourite recipe.✔️’

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You’ll want to use a durable, ovenproof dish to bake this recipe.

How many calories are in this Chilli Bean Pie?

This Chilli Bean Pie is included in our Everyday Light category because it contains just 371 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Chilli Bean Pie recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a large frying pan or wok with low-calorie cooking spray and place on a medium to high heat.

Step 2

Add the onions, peppers and carrots. Sauté for 5 minutes until soft.

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Step 3

Add the garlic, cumin, oregano and smoked paprika and cook for another minute, until fragrant.

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Step 4

Stir in the chipotle paste and tomato puree. Add the chopped tomatoes, stock, Henderson’s relish and courgettes. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low to medium and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Step 5

Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water, bring to the boil, reduce heat and cook for around 15-20 minutes until a knife easily slides through the potatoes. Drain and mash well. Stir in two thirds of the cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if you wish. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

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Step 6

After the veg has been cooking for 20 minutes, stir in the beans. At this point, check your sauce and increase the heat if you think it is too thin. Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and the sauce has thickened. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if you wish.

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Step 7

Pour the filling into an ovenproof dish, and top with the cheesy mash.

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Step 8

Sprinkle the lightly-crushed tortilla chips over the potato ,and then top with the reserved grated cheese.

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Step 9

Place in the oven for 20 minutes, until the top is golden and crisp.

Step 10

Serve with steamed vegetables or salad!

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How do you know when Chilli Bean Pie is cooked?

You’ll need to cook this Chilli Bean Pie for roughly 50 minutes in total, until the cheesy topping is golden brown and the filling is piping hot throughout.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Chilli Bean Pie in the fridge?

Once you’ve put Chilli Bean Pie out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chilli Bean Pie in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Chilli Bean Pie?

Yes, you can! Chilli Bean Pie can be batch-cooked and saved in the freezer, but please remember to store it without the topping of lightly-crushed tortilla chips and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. This should be added fresh before reheating.

Please also remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

How do I reheat Chilli Bean Pie?

Before reheating portions of Chilli Bean Pie, you’ll want to add a fresh topping of lightly-crushed tortilla chips and reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. 

From chilled, reheat in a microwave-proof container with a loose-fitting lid. Heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot. 

From frozen, allow to defrost thoroughly before cooking. Once you’ve added your fresh toppings, heat in the oven for around 20 minutes following the original recipe instructions.

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Chilli Bean Pie

Our Chilli Bean Pie takes meat-free Mondays up a notch! Topped with cheesy, crunchy mash, our filling comes loaded with veggies and beans.
  • Prep Time
    25 MINS
  • Cook Time
    50 MINS
  • KCals 371
  • Carbs 51G

Ingredients

  • 800 g potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 120 g reduced-fat mature Cheddar grated
  • 30 g bag tortilla chips (in your favourite flavour, lightly crushed)
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 2 mixed peppers deseeded and diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 courgette cut into 1cm dice
  • 4 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika (or hot, if you like it spicy!)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1-2 tsp chipotle paste (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp Henderson's relish
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 vegetable stock cube made up with 450ml boiling water
  • 2 400g tin of mixed beans rinsed and drained
  • low-calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper, to taste

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Instructions

  1. Spray a large frying pan or wok with low-calorie cooking spray and place on a medium to high heat.
  2. Add the onions, peppers and carrots. Sauté for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin, oregano and smoked paprika and cook for another minute, until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the chipotle paste and tomato puree. Add the chopped tomatoes, stock, Henderson's relish and courgettes. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low to medium and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water, bring to the boil, reduce heat and cook for around 15-20 minutes until a knife easily slides through the potatoes. Drain and mash well. Stir in two thirds of the cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if you wish. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  6. After the veg has been cooking for 20 minutes, stir in the beans. At this point, check your sauce and increase the heat if you think it is too thin. Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and the sauce has thickened. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if you wish.
  7. Pour the filling into an ovenproof dish, and top with the cheesy mash.
  8. Sprinkle the lightly-crushed tortilla chips over the potato ,and then top with the reserved grated cheese.
  9. Place in the oven for 20 minutes, until the top is golden and crisp.
  10. Serve with steamed vegetables or salad!

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