Vegan Chilli – it’s hot hot hot!!!

Vegan Chilli – it’s hot hot hot!!!

It’s quick! πŸ™‚ It’s tasty! πŸ™‚ It’s spicy! πŸ™‚

This started out as a ‘what can I use the last black beans in’ and turned into something SO delicious that BOTH boys ate it without question! πŸ˜› Yes… the meat munchers gobbled this down and I didn’t even hear a ‘what no meat?’ Hooray! πŸ˜€ This is a pleaser for everyone! It’s vegan, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and egg free! Google's Thumbs Up SignIt packs a punch of heat and contains loads of protein as well as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! Did you know thatΒ ‘Capsaicin’ (a phytochemical found in chilli’sHot Chili Emoticon)Β is great for reducing joint or muscle pain AND increases your satiety so you don’t want to eat so much! So it’s great for ensuring you have some left over for lunch the next day! πŸ™‚ Let’s get cooking! πŸ™‚

Gather

  • Smidge of oil of choice (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • Boiling water (fill the empty tin)
  • 300g cooked black beans
  • 150g sweetcorn (I used frozen)
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 5 x frozen spinach bundles
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 teaspoons paprika (I used medium spiced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste (I used pink Himalayan)

Prepare

  1. Melt the oil in a large pan and cook the onion until browning. Add the garlic and chilli flakesΒ and stir for a minute whilst cooking.
  2. Add the tinned tomatoes and use the empty tin to add boiling water getting all of the tomato residue out of the tin (careful the tin will be HOT)!
  3. Throw in the beans, sweetcorn and chickpeas and gently mix to combine.
  4. Push the frozen spinach bundles into the chilli and leave for five minutes before stirring to separate.
  5. Sprinkle over the cinnamon, paprika, mint, pepper and salt, then mix in.
  6. Reduce the heat and allow to cook for a further five to ten minutes (the sauce should be thick and the spinach defrosted).
  7. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Reduce the chilli flakes and paprika if you don’t like the heat! or increase it if you like it REALLY hot!!!
  • Cool thoroughly then store covered in the fridge.
  • Can be frozen for up to two months. Defrost and reheat thoroughly.
  • Serve with your favourite grain – we ate ours with millet but brown rice or quinoa would have worked well too.
  • Top with sour cream (vegan of course)!
  • Add a side of garlic bread or your favourite crusty loaf.
  • Try scooping the chilli up with nachos or load them up with chilli, guacamole and sour cream!
  • Eat cold for lunch the next day – easy to transport especially if you stir through your grain first to soak up the juices.

 

This was so yummy I’m sharing it twice! πŸ™‚ You can find this at Deborah’s Plant Based Potluck party and at Angie’s Fiesta Friday hosted this week by Lily @ Little Sweet Baker and Julianna @ Foodie on Board

Vegan Chilli - it's hot hot hot!!!

  • Servings: 4-5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gather

  • Smidge of oil of choice (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • Boiling water (fill the empty tin)
  • 300g cooked black beans
  • 150g sweetcorn (I used frozen)
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 5 x frozen spinach bundles
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 teaspoons paprika (I used medium spiced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste (I used pink Himalayan)

Prepare

  1. Melt the oil in a large pan and cook the onion until browning. Add the garlic and chilli flakesΒ and stir for a minute whilst cooking.
  2. Add the tinned tomatoes and use the empty tin to add boiling water getting all of the tomato residue out of the tin (careful the tin will be HOT)!
  3. Throw in the beans, sweetcorn and chickpeas and gently mix to combine.
  4. Push the frozen spinach bundles into the chilli and leave for five minutes before stirring to separate.
  5. Sprinkle over the cinnamon, paprika, mint, pepper and salt, then mix in.
  6. Reduce the heat and allow to cook for a further five to ten minutes (the sauce should be thick and the spinach defrosted).
  7. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • Reduce the chilli flakes and paprika if you don’t like the heat! or increase it if you like it REALLY hot!!!
  • Cool thoroughly then store covered in the fridge.
  • Can be frozen for up to two months. Defrost and reheat thoroughly.
  • Serve with your favourite grain – we ate ours with millet but brown rice or quinoa would have worked well too.
  • Top with sour cream (vegan of course)!
  • Add a side of garlic bread or your favourite crusty loaf.
  • Try scooping the chilli up with nachos or load them up with chilli, guacamole and sour cream!
  • Eat cold for lunch the next day – easy to transport especially if you stir through your grain first to soak up the juices.

 

 

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  • Elaine @ foodbod 3rd February 2016 at 13:57

    Looks & sounds very good!

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    • Life Diet Health 3rd February 2016 at 16:21

      Thank you Elaine. It was very yummy! πŸ™‚ Is it something you would eat!? πŸ˜€

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      • Elaine @ foodbod 3rd February 2016 at 16:30

        Definitely! I might start with a bit less chilli flakes and add more depending on taste..

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        • Life Diet Health 3rd February 2016 at 16:34

          I’ve only just started eating more chilli… I think biting green beans in my friends dhal had something to do with it – seems though they were actually green chillis!!! :O

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 3rd February 2016 at 20:02

    Wow, I haven’t visited your blog in a long time. You have been busy, I see. Love the new look! πŸ™‚ And that chili seems like a ideal meal after a cold winter’s day, yum!

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    • Life Diet Health 3rd February 2016 at 20:52

      Milicaaaaaaa mwah x x x
      How are you & Mladen? Long time!
      Thank you – I’ve been trying to update things since it’s now been a whole year of blogging! The chilli is delicious and the boys ate it too!!! What are you two eating these days? x x x

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      • Delicious Peace of Mind 4th February 2016 at 21:52

        Yeah, definitely long time πŸ™‚ Life tends to get in the way sometimes, so we lose our peace of mind and inspiration for blogging. But, were fighting…
        Great for you, whole year of blogging! You have probably written more posts than us for almost two and a half of ours πŸ™‚
        We are mainly on a starch solution plan. Lots of potatoes, grains, oats… No oil, very little seeds. Reading Dr John McDougall an T. Colin Campbell, whole food plantbased (vegan) diet seems to be the best, so we’re giving it a go. A definite plus: it’s really affordable πŸ™‚

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        • Life Diet Health 6th February 2016 at 14:00

          I missed you guys! Exciting that you now eat oats? That’s my most used ingredient I think! I’ve loads of quick and simple recipes I haven’t even posted which you’d probably love! You’re reading The China Study? It’s one of my well read books! Love it! πŸ™‚

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  • Chitra Jagadish 3rd February 2016 at 22:38

    Wow hot and delicious. …

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    • Life Diet Health 3rd February 2016 at 23:05

      Ooo πŸ˜€ hello Chitra! How are you? Thank you! Very delicious indeed! πŸ™‚

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      • Chitra Jagadish 4th February 2016 at 21:49

        Am good…Thatz so sweet of you to ask.. hope you are doing good… happy Friday. .. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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        • Life Diet Health 5th February 2016 at 14:50

          Apart from not liking the cold I’m good thank you πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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  • Sophie33 4th February 2016 at 10:34

    I see that your vegan chili is hot, hot, hot a bit too hot for me! But I love your delicious version a lot,……Yum Yum Yum! ??????

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    • Life Diet Health 4th February 2016 at 16:27

      Thank You Sophie! πŸ™‚ Just use less chilli and it’ll be less hot! πŸ˜› But remember that the more chilli you eat, the more healthy benefits you get!

      Reply
  • Lynz Real Cooking 4th February 2016 at 22:37

    yumm love the sweet corn and black beans! This sounds great!

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    • Life Diet Health 7th February 2016 at 17:39

      Thanks so much Lynn πŸ™‚ It was very delicious πŸ™‚ Oh… did you notice I used the black beans which weren’t ‘the’ black beans! πŸ˜›

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  • CakePants 5th February 2016 at 18:58

    I love it when those clean-out-the-pantry-meals turn into something truly delicious, like this! I might have to turn down the spice level a little, but this looks great!

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    • Life Diet Health 5th February 2016 at 19:06

      Thank you Mara πŸ™‚ Yes, sometimes the unexpected meals turn out the best! πŸ™‚ Anyway, welcome to Life Diet Health. There’s lots of yummy dairy free recipes on here if you didn’t have a look around! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

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  • Lily 5th February 2016 at 19:04

    Looks delicious and I like the way you plated too, very pretty. Thanks for sharing and happy FF!

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    • Life Diet Health 5th February 2016 at 20:44

      Aww thanks Lily πŸ™‚ Very tasty! Have a great weekend.

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  • nancyc 6th February 2016 at 01:20

    I’ve had making chili on my mind, too–this sounds like a great healthy recipe! πŸ™‚

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    • Life Diet Health 6th February 2016 at 14:03

      Go for it Nancy! πŸ™‚ It’s so delicious! Thanks for visiting Life Diet Health πŸ˜€ How about chilli followed by your cranberry-pecan banana bread? yumyum! πŸ™‚

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  • Deborah Smikle-Davis (@debsmikdav1) 11th February 2016 at 00:50

    Who can resist these yummy ingredients! I love hot and spicy foods so this is such a delectable treat! Thank you for sharing your Vegan Chill recipe with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party! Thank you so much for sharing your delicious gems and for partying with us! All the best, Deborah

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    • Life Diet Health 11th February 2016 at 11:09

      Thanks Deborah! πŸ™‚ I love coming to your plant-based potluck party (as often as I can)! Isn’t it great when you can put together something nutritious and healthy so quickly πŸ™‚ More people should be enjoying the benefits of hot & spicy foods for the health benefits it brings – for example the capsaicin in the chilli is a powerful anti-cancer phytochemical πŸ™‚ Delicious and health boosting too!

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  • Mary Ellen -VNutrition 11th February 2016 at 14:22

    This looks so tasty! I love anything hot and spicy during this cold weather to warm me up. It’s great to see your guys liking this plant-based version. πŸ™‚

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    • Life Diet Health 11th February 2016 at 18:13

      Thank you Mary Ellen πŸ™‚ Hot and spicy is definitely the way to go in the cold – we had a frost here this morning! The boys are gradually beginning to get used to ‘good’ πŸ˜› food! πŸ™‚ This will be the second week of totally vegetarian/vegan weekday meals! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ whoop whoop!!! πŸ˜€ How’s your Masters going?

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