Vegan Chilli

  • 5MINS
  • 27MINS
  • 305KCAL

This recipe is perfect for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking to eat a little less meat. It's also great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories305
  • Carbs41g
  • Protein17g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates0.5g
  • Sugars21g

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This Vegan Chilli is packed full of flavour but low on Points and calories which makes it perfect if you’re following a plan like Weight Watchers or counting calories!

It’s no secret that we love a little bit of a kick to our food, but if you’d prefer your Vegan Chilli milder, then why not use sweet smoked paprika and mild chilli powder instead?  Want to spice things up even more?  Just use hot paprika and hot chilli powder!

Our Vegan Chilli is super versatile and you can use different beans instead depending on what you have in the cupboard or even top it with vegan cheese and crushed tortilla chips.  Remember, if you’re cooking for vegan diets, you’ll need to use vegan Worcestershire sauce or Henderson’s Relish!

What diets is this Vegan Chilli suitable for?

This Vegan Chilli is suitable for vegetarian, vegan and dairy free diets – make sure that you’re using vegan Worcestershire sauce though!

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Vegan Chilli recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Vegan Chilli recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Vegan Chilli recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Vegan Chilli recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Vegan Chilli?

You’ll need to use vegan Worcestershire sauce to make this recipe suitable for vegans which you can pick up in the free from aisle of your local supermarket or on Amazon.  You could also use Henderson’s relish if you prefer which you can find in your local supermarket.

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How many calories are in this Vegan Chilli?

There are 305 calories per portion in this Vegan Chilli, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Vegan Chilli is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray the saucepan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions, pepper and garlic and sauté over a low heat for 5 minutes until the onions have softened.

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Step 2

Add the mushrooms, chilli powder, paprika, onion granules, mustard powder and coriander to the pan and gently fry for two minutes until the mushrooms have softened.

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Step 3

Add the stock, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, sweetcorn, passata, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and Marmite. Stir well and simmer over a low heat with the lid off for 20 minutes until the chilli has thickened.

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Step 4

Stir in the tomato puree and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on its own or with the side of your choice.

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What could I serve with this Vegan Chilli?

We love this Vegan Chilli served with piles of fluffy, rice or with any of the following accompaniments:

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How do you know when Vegan Chilli is cooked?

You should cook this Vegan Chilli for around 25 minutes or until the chilli has thickened.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Vegan Chilli in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it 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 Vegan Chilli in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Vegan Chilli?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please 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 Vegan Chilli?

From chilled: Reheat in the microwave or in a pan until piping hot throughout.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly and then reheat in a microwave or in a pan until piping hot throughout.

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Vegan Chilli

This recipe is perfect for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking to eat a little less meat. It's also great if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    27 MINS
  • KCals 305
  • Carbs 41G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions finely chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 300 g mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion granules
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in 200ml boiling water
  • 400 g tinned green lentils drained
  • 400 g tinned black beans drained
  • 400 g tinned kidney beans drained
  • 340 g tinned sweetcorn drained
  • 500 g passata
  • 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Marmite
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Spray the saucepan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the onions, pepper and garlic and sauté over a low heat for 5 minutes until the onions have softened.
  2. Add the mushrooms, chilli powder, paprika, onion granules, mustard powder and coriander to the pan and gently fry for two minutes until the mushrooms have softened.
  3. Add the stock, lentils, black beans, kidney beans, sweetcorn, passata, chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar and Marmite. Stir well and simmer over a low heat with the lid off for 20 minutes until the chilli has thickened.
  4. Stir in the tomato puree and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on its own or with the side of your choice.

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Recipe notes

Adjust the spice level to your preference by using sweet smoked paprika and mild chilli powder or hot paprika and hot chilli powder!

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