This easy, plant-based and vegan chilli can be made in just five simple steps. It’s as delicious as traditional chilli but with no meat or dairy.
The cayenne pepper and cumin seeds give it a warming affect, the kidney beans and potato satisfy insatiable appetites and the addition of mushrooms make it a delicious and nutritious option too. Jacket potatoes should be baked in the oven to achieve the tastiest flavour and the crunchiest skins.
About the Ingredients
When it comes to choosing ingredients for Simple Vegan Chilli, we like to choose the items with the lowest carbon footprint and the least packaging waste.
Kidney beans are an excellent staple in a vegan diet. When it comes to using kidney beans, our favourite way has to be in a vegan chilli recipe like this one. They absorb lots of flavour whilst cooking and provide a hunger-satisfying element to vegetable based dinners.
These bold and brightly coloured beans are a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. They are also an excellent plant-based protein.
Kidney beans are a low-cost and low maintenance plant-based food too. Available in cans, they store easily and have a great shelf life. Plus, the tin can is fully recyclable so there’s no nasty single use plastic when it comes to kidney beans brought in this way.
If you have another fun and vegan way to use kidney beans, let us know in the comments below.
If you’re not confident at making your own chilli from scratch, there are ample choices available for pre-mixed chilli sauce or pre-mixed chilli seasoning. However, the tastiest chillis, vegan or not, are those where all the ingredients are as fresh and natural as possible. We love using products like cumin seeds in many of our recipes and this vegan chilli is one of them. It’s cheaper to buy cumin seeds in larger quantities and they are easily available online, if you can’t find them in the supermarket.
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Along with cumin seeds, you’ll need oregano and cayenne pepper. Wherever possible, buy these in recyclable glass jars. Once we’ve purchased these for the first time, we like to re-use the glass jars in local refill shops, like The Refill Room in Leigh on Sea. If you don’t know of a refill shop near you, get in touch with us today and we’ll help you discover one. They’re great fun if you want to shop zero waste style!