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Chilli Non Carne

Serves: 2
Time to prepare: 10 mins
Time to cook: 20 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Wheat-free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for the pasta dishes, or sunflower oil for the rice ones)
  • ½ large onion, chopped
  • 1½ cloves of garlic, crushed
  • ¼ red pepper, chopped
  • ½ medium courgette, chopped in half lengthways then sliced
  • 50g (2oz) mushrooms, chopped
  • 110g (4oz) veggie mince
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tbsp tomato purée
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tbsp peanut butter
  • 50g (2oz) sweetcorn
  • 50g (2oz) kidney beans, cooked, rinsed and drained


  1. Follow the same basic method as for Spaghetti Bolognese, using chilli, paprika, cumin, peanut butter, sweetcorn and kidney beans in place of the bay leaf, basil and oregano.
  2. Serve on a bed of cooked long grain rice (allow 75g (3oz) per person).


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