Vegan Chilli Con Carne finished dish

Vegan Chilli

This vegan chilli con carne is perfect for a healthy, meat-free meal. If you’re a meat-eater, the roasted butternut squash and smoky flavour from the chipotle paste means that you won’t miss the taste of meat whatsoever in this vegan dish, we promise.

For some other amazing Vegan recipes make sure you also try our vegan pulled pork, our chipotle vegan pie or our vegan tacos. Try serving this vegan chilli chicken carne with a side of our chipotle refried beans.

  • Prep time

    20 mins

  • Cook time

    50 mins

  • Total time

    1hr 10 mins

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How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas 4).
  2. Put the squash in a roasting pan with the olive oil, onion, garlic, peppers, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for about 25 minutes until cooked through and the squash begins to blacken on its edges, checking frequently as oven temperatures vary. Remove the thyme stalks and squeeze out the garlic flesh and discard the skins.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, mix the tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans, vegetable stock and chipotle paste, chopped coriander stalks and cook for 30 minutes with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Now is a good time to prepare the rice and guacamole.
  6. Combine the roasted vegetables with the tomato sauce and mix well. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  7. Just before serving, stir through coriander leaves and serve with rice.
  8. Top with guacamole and Gran Luchito Fire Roasted Serranos.
  9. Enjoy this easy vegan chilli con carne recipe.

Check out all of our Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes.

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Fergus Chamberlain
Fergus Chamberlain
1 year ago
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When Alex made first made this recipe for me, I was really impressed. I’m so glad its become one of our most popular recipes.

1 year ago
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Brilliant family dinner, simple, tasty and a hit with my guys

Reply to  Kerry

Thanks for the feedback Kerry! Are your guys vegan, or are they meat lovers who really liked the recipe?

11 months ago
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This was delicious ~ I added a dash of liquid smoke as well at the end but the heat level was perfect.

Reply to  Tan

Excellent, so glad you enjoyed it!

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