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Vegan Chili Sin Carne
Vegan Chili Sin Carne
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Super easy and packed with plant-based protein

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: Chili Sin Carne, High-protein, Vegan Chili
Servings: 6 people
For the Chili
  • 1 large spanish onion diced
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 red pepper (or capsicum) diced
  • 2 large mushrooms diced
  • 5-6 large leaves swiss chard (or spinach or kale) finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 400g can lentils
  • 2 400g cans mixed beans (can use plain red kidney beans too)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 fresh jalepeno chilis (or your favourite fresh chili) deseeded, unless you want to knock your socks off
  • salt & pepper to taste
For the Avocado Salsa
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 large fresh tomato
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
For the Baked Tortilla Chips
  • 3 fresh tortilla wraps
  • 2 tbps olive oil
  • good pinch salt
  • good pinch cumin
  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over low-medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until translucent

  2. Add the fresh garlic and all the spices and dried herbs and cook for a further 1-2 minutes

  3. Drain the lentils and beans then add them to the pot along with the tomatoes. Increase heat to medium-high to bring to a simmer 

  4. Finely dice the deseeded jalepenos and add them to the pot

  5. Add in all remaining vegetables and let simmer for 30 minutes until vegetables are soft and the chili has thickened, stirring occasionally

  6. Serve with rice if desired (I used black rice), fresh coriander, baked tortilla chips and fresh avocado salsa - see below.

Avocado Salsa
  1. De-seed the tomatoes then dice into 1cm pieces. Dice the avocado to a similar size and add it with the tomato to a bowl

  2. Add the oil mixture and lemon juice, along with a pinch of salt & pepper and toss together.

Baked Tortilla Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 180℃ (355° F)

  2. Brush the tortillas with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and cumin, then cut into triangles

  3. Arrange on a baking tray and bake for approx. 10 minutes until golden.