Chilli is such a warming and filling meal and this one is full of nutrient dense vegetables and plant-based protein. Aside from being a great source of plant-protein, black beans are also high fibre, making them super satisfying and great for digestion.

Chilli is also great for busy evenings and i a meal that can be made ahead of time and served in different ways.

My top 3 ways to serve this Chilli…

  • Serve it one its own, topped with guacamole, cashews and sour cream .
  • Serve it on top of rice and/or quinoa, topped with shredded cheese and a side of sautéed spinach. You could add corn chips with guacamole on the side.
  • Use it as filling in a tortilla and bake it topped with a little cheese. Then top off with salsa & avocado and a green salad.


  • 2 tsp oil/ghee/butter (I prefer avocado oil)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2-3 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 red peppers, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp chili powder (I used a mild – so if you’re using spicier one, you may want to decrease the amount)
  • 2 cans chopped tomato in their natural juice
  • 240 ml (1 cup) vegetable stock
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn (I used frozen)
  • handful fresh coriander, chopped


  1. In a large dutch oven, melt the oil and sauté the onions for a minute or two. Then add celery, carrots, peppers and garlic and leave to sauté for 5-10 minutes until translucent and slightly softened.
  2. Add in the salt/pepper, oregano, smoked paprika, cumin and chili powder and stir to combine.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes with their juices as well as vegetable stock. Combine well before leaving to simmer over medium heat for about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add in the black beans and kidney beans and combine well. Leave for another 5 minutes to allow the beans to heat up.
  5. Add corn and stir, then add coriander and serve with avocado, sour cream (omit for vegan option) and any other toppings of your own choice.


If you want to add meat, such as chicken, ground turkey or beef, simply add it in with the spices, once the onion, celery and carrots have been sautéed until translucent.

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