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Quorn Chilli Con Carne Recipe

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Calories: 556.84|Fat: 7.83|Carbohydrates: 89.84|Protein: 40.33 | 40 minutes
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The Chilli con Carne with Quorn recipe is a healthier vegan version of chilli con carne and tastes even better than the original one!
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It’s easy to pull together this Quorn Chilli con Carne recipe – it’s a vegetarian, healthy satisfying meal packed with flavour! Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking to switch up your dinner routine, Quorn Chilli con Carne is a must-try dish that will leave you wanting more.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Vegetarian Chilli con Carne – A satisfying vegetarian alternative to the classic Chilli con Carne. Quorn mince is also a great way to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet without sacrificing taste or satisfaction.
  • Healthy protein – Quorn mince is a great source of protein and is low in saturated fat. This Quorn chilli recipe has 28g of protein per portion and is a perfect recipe if you’re on a weight loss or low-fat diet.
  • Spices – 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and white pepper and 1 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and sweet paprika. The combination of spices adds a flavorful kick to the dish.
  • Versatile – a versatile recipe that can be served with various sides like baked sweet potato, rice, taco or tortilla chips. Topping options like guacamole, sour cream, grated cheddar, and chopped spring onions add extra layers of flavour and texture.
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Vegetarian Chilli Recipe with Quorn Mince

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Author Caroline Sciberras
Servings 4
Calories 556.84
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Fat: 7.83|Carbohydrates: 89.84|Protein: 40.33

Description

The Chilli con Carne with Quorn recipe is a healthier vegan version of chilli con carne and tastes even better than the original one!

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
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper

Instructions

  • Fry the onions, red pepper and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes until softened.
  • Add the Quorn mince and kidney beans together with all the spices and tomato puree’ on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the water, stirring thoroughly. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with baked sweet potato, rice, taco or tortilla chips. Top the chilli with guacamole, sour cream, grated cheddar and/or a sprinkle of chopped spring onions
  • To use baked sweet potatoes as a side dish, bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 40 minutes. Alternatively, if you’re in a hurry 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.

Tips & Tricks

  • Chop the veggies. Make sure to finely chop the red onion and dice the red pepper for even cooking.
  • Mix and adjust the spices. I like to mix all the spices in a small glass so that when I am cooking I do not have to meddle with the various spice bottles. Adjust the amount of spices according to your taste preferences. If you like it spicier, add more cayenne pepper or paprika.
  • Use a non-stick pan or skillet. Using the right pan will help you fry the onions, red pepper, and garlic without sticking. It is very important to let the onion soften well without burning it or letting it stick to the pan because it will give the chilli an unwanted smoky taste.
  • Keep Quorn mince & tacos in the freezer. Always keep a packet of frozen Quorn mince in the freezer and tacos so you’re never too far away from delicious meals like this. The nicest thing about this recipe is that you can use the Quorn mince straight from the freezer.
  • For slow cooking. Follow all steps and then transfer the whole mixture for 4-6 hours before serving. Simmering the mixture on low heat to allow the flavours to meld together. However, you should add a cup of extra water or tomato puree.

Ingredient Substitutions & Variations

  • Smoother quorn chilli. I love to use it as a dip with nachos and is an excellent trick for hiding vegetables for kids and fussy eaters.
  • Saucier consistency. Add more tomato puree if you like a more saucy texture.
  • Spicier. Use double the amount of cayenne pepper.
  • Extra protein. Add another tin of kidney beans or Greek yoghurt for extra protein.
  • Packed with veggies. Add more vegetables such as baby corn, an extra pepper, or tomatoes.
  • Meat recipe. Swap the Quorn mince for beef mince for a richer more meaty chilli.
  • Vegan. Swap the Quorn mince with a vegan alternative.

Storage and Make Ahead Suggestions

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the Quorn Chilli con Carne on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through before serving.

What to Serve with Quorn Chilli con Carne?

  • Baked sweet potato. For a healthy and filling meal I love to use this chilli to fill baked sweet potato with a sprinkle of spring onions and a side of homemade guacamole for a hearty healthy weekday meal.
  • Rice. Enjoy it over a bed of rice for a classic combination.
  • Quorn tacos for a weekend or Mexican twist. Use it as a filling for tacos or serve it with tortilla chips for a fun and flavorful twist.
  • Quorn nachos. Serve the chilli as a dip with nachos and top with sour cream and grated cheese.
  • Add toppings. Top the chilli with guacamole, sour cream, grated cheddar, and/or a sprinkle of chopped spring onions for added creaminess and freshness.
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Health Info

  • Calories: 556.84
  • Sugar: 6.45
  • Sodium: 476.66
  • Fat: 7.83
  • Carbohydrates: 89.84
  • Fiber: 24.11
  • Protein: 40.33

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