Quorn Chilli

The Quorn Chilli recipe is a healthier vegetarian version of chilli con carne. Personally, I think this recipe using Quorn is even better than the original one using beef. The Quorn together with the kidney beans, red pepper, onion, and the spices blend perfectly well making this a perfect fulfilling meal for all the family.

Truth is that it is on our recipe rotation every Tuesday night. I also make sure to make some extra portions to be eaten the next day for lunch! The nice thing is that my two toddlers love it as well. I just always make sure to hope all the vegetables into really small pieces and leave everything to cook for more than half an hour making sure that the kidney beans would melt in their little mouths.

I have tried this recipe with various pans and pots but currently, I prefer using my stainless steel deep skillet with glass lid. In this way, I can cook six portions or even more for batch freezing or to leave extra portions for the next day.

Quorn Chilli Step by Step

Since I am always late, I make sure to start preparing any side dishes which may take a bit longer to cook such as baked sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes taste better if baked in the oven at 180°C for around 40 minutes. However, if I am really in a hurry or am running a bit late I cheat a little and put them in the microwave on 900KW for around 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, while the sweet potato is getting baked, I start chopping the vegetables in very small pieces. Like this I make sure that my kids would not dive their hands in the sauce, taking out the onion or the peppers, while eating. I also like to mix all the spices in a small glass so that when I am cooking I do not have to meddle up with the various spice bottles.

First I start frying the onion and the garlic in olive oil. Honestly, I admit using garlic powder occasionally to gain some time. However, it is very important to let the onion soften well without burning it or letting it stick to the pan cause it will give the chilli an unwanted smoky taste.

The next step is adding the Quorn mince, kidney beans, all the spices, and the tomato puree. I leave this to cook on low heat for 5 minutes making sure to mix everything well and continue stirring.

Finally, I add the water, stirring thoroughly leaving it to simmer for at least 20 minutes.

Accompaniments and Sides

 

 

 

 

 

Now, it’s time to go back to the side dishes. Check the baked potatoes from time to time and ensure that it is soft enough for eating. When ready cut them in halves and slice each top lengthways. Later, these can be filled in with the chili and topped with guacamole or sour sauce. Alternatively, if I do not feel like eating sweet potato, I either boil rice or toast the wraps or tacos.

Guacamole can be prepared in a few minutes. It’s just a matter of peeling an avocado, adding some lime and garlic and blending it well.

On serving, I like to add a sprinkle of chopped spring onions.

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AuthorwellbeingbaristaCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time45 mins

 1 red onion, finely chopped
 1 red pepper, diced
 1 clove garlic, minced
 2 tsp olive oil
 300 g quorn, minced
 500 g red kidney beans, drained
 ½ cup tomato puree
 1 tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp sweet paprika
 ½ tsp cumin
 ½ tsp white pepper
Optional Side Dishes per Serving
 120 g guacamole (4 servings) (optional)
 1 Small Baked Sweet Potato +128 cal (Fat 0g Carbs 29g Protein 3g)
 50 g Boiled Rice (50g Uncooked +177 cal (Fat 0g Carbs 39g Protein 3g)
 1 Wholemeal Wrap + 212 cal Fat 6.8g Carbs 29.7g Protein 6g)
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 286Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2mg1%
Potassium 111mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g9%
Dietary Fiber 17g68%
Sugars 2g
Protein 27g54%

Vitamin A 71%
Vitamin C 190%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

1

Fry the onions, red pepper and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes until softened.

2

Add the Quorn mince and kidney beans together with all the spices and tomato puree' on low heat for 5 minutes.

3

Add the water, stirring thoroughly. Simmer for 20 minutes.

4

Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped spring onions, if desired

Side Dishes
5

To cook the sweet potatoes, bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave a 900KW for 8 minutes. Then cut in half each baked potato and slice each top lengthways. Fill with a generous amount of chili mixture; top each with 2 tbsp guacamole or sour sauce.

6

This recipe can also be accompanied by boiled rice. The chilli can either be poured over the rice or else placed next to the rice.

7

Another great option is to use the sauce for a wrap or taco.

Ingredients

 1 red onion, finely chopped
 1 red pepper, diced
 1 clove garlic, minced
 2 tsp olive oil
 300 g quorn, minced
 500 g red kidney beans, drained
 ½ cup tomato puree
 1 tsp cayenne pepper
 1 tsp sweet paprika
 ½ tsp cumin
 ½ tsp white pepper
Optional Side Dishes per Serving
 120 g guacamole (4 servings) (optional)
 1 Small Baked Sweet Potato +128 cal (Fat 0g Carbs 29g Protein 3g)
 50 g Boiled Rice (50g Uncooked +177 cal (Fat 0g Carbs 39g Protein 3g)
 1 Wholemeal Wrap + 212 cal Fat 6.8g Carbs 29.7g Protein 6g)

Directions

1

Fry the onions, red pepper and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes until softened.

2

Add the Quorn mince and kidney beans together with all the spices and tomato puree' on low heat for 5 minutes.

3

Add the water, stirring thoroughly. Simmer for 20 minutes.

4

Serve immediately, sprinkled with chopped spring onions, if desired

Side Dishes
5

To cook the sweet potatoes, bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can microwave a 900KW for 8 minutes. Then cut in half each baked potato and slice each top lengthways. Fill with a generous amount of chili mixture; top each with 2 tbsp guacamole or sour sauce.

6

This recipe can also be accompanied by boiled rice. The chilli can either be poured over the rice or else placed next to the rice.

7

Another great option is to use the sauce for a wrap or taco.

Quorn Chilli

I really hope that you will like the recipe as much as we do.

Meat Eaters

This recipe is not only aimed for vegetarians but also for people who want to lose fat or eat healthier. Moreover, by reducing our meat intake, even for just one meal we are making a difference. By cooking such recipes, we are eating fewer meals with meat or dairy each week. This can have a huge impact both on our health and the health of our planet.

However, if you cannot find any Quorn you can replace with other minced meat or non-meat alternatives.

Nutritional Information

The Quorn Chilli paired up with baked sweet potato topped with guacamole, has the perfect macro-nutrients balance for maintenance and weight loss.

Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Macros 415 kcal 42g 12g 28g
Macros % 29% 43% 28%

 

*  Photo credits of https://www.quorn.us

 

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