Comforting Black Bean Chilli

Comforting Black Bean Chilli

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Chilli is the perfect autumn/winter comfort food. This black bean version is incredibly simple to make and only costs around £5 (non organic) for 4-6 portions and roughly £7 if you’re going organic. Meaning it’s incredibly cheap to make.

It is super simple to make and probably one of the easiest vegan chilli recipes you will find.

Trust me if you serve this up to the family they’re going to love it!

It is also gluten free and plant based.

I absolutely love serving mine on top of roasted potatoes or even on top of brown rice with a dollop of coconut yoghurt to cut through the spice.

Comforting Black Bean Chilli Sweet Potato

Give it a go, I would love to hear what you think!

You can also watch my recipe video on this chilli here

Drooling yet? Just incase you’re not here’s another photo before I share the recipe 🙂

Comforting Black Bean Chilli

Comforting Black Bean Chilli

Comforting Black Bean Chilli

gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free
4.34 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: James Wythe


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and diced
  • 2 large carrots grated
  • 680 g passata good quality
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 400g cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 400g can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (optional)
  • 200 ml veg stock good quality


  • Start by grating the carrot, dicing the red onion and fresh chilli
  • Heat a large pan on a medium heat adding the olive oil and garlic until sizzling
  • Add the onion and all the spices along with a pinch of salt and pepper and stir
  • Now add the carrots and chopped chilli and cook down for 2-3 minutes until soft
  • Add the passata, tomato puree, beans, cacao powder and stock and stir
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low/medium heat to cook for 15 minutes (making sure to stir every 5 minutes)


I like to serve mine on brown rice or inside a roasted sweet potato and top it with plain coconut yoghurt, extra chillies and fresh coriander.
The chilli mix will freeze well, I just allow it to cool once cooked and portion it out ready for freezing!
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chilli with rice

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