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vegetarian chilli with guacamole

Mary Berry Mixed Bean and Red Pepper Chilli


Mary Berry’s Mixed Bean and Red Pepper Chilli is a flavorful and comforting dish that is perfect for any occasion. This chilli is made with a combination of mixed salad beans, red pepper, garlic, and a blend of spices. The addition of tomato purée, mango chutney, and sweetcorn adds a unique twist to the traditional chilli recipe. Simmered to perfection, this chilli is rich, hearty, and full of delicious flavours.


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot chilli powder
  • 2 tins (800g) mixed salad beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 500 grams (1 pound 2 ounces) passata
  • 300 millilitres (1/2 pint) vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
  • 1 tablespoon mango chutney
  • 1 tin (198 grams) sweetcorn, drained
  • Small bunch of coriander, leaves chopped


  1. Fry onion, pepper, garlic and spices. In a deep, lidded frying pan, heat the oil over high heat. Add the onion and pepper, frying for 3–4 minutes. Add the garlic and spices, and fry for 10 seconds.
  2. Add liquid ingredients and beans. Add the beans, chopped tomatoes, passata, stock, purée, and mango chutney.
  3. Season and simmer. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover with a lid, and simmer for approximately 40 minutes.
  4. Add sweetcorn and coriander. Check the seasoning and add the sweetcorn and coriander, stirring well.
  5. Serve. Serve the hot chilli with rice, and if desired, top it with grated cheese, soured cream, and guacamole (refer to page 37 of Mary Makes It Easy).


Mary’s Tips: The chilli can be prepared up to 8 hours ahead and reheated. However, it is not suitable for freezing.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Mixed

Keywords: Vegetarian, Bean, One-pot, Dinner, Easy