Smoky Three-Bean Chilli

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 15

Appears in
Easy Vegan

By Sue Quinn

Published 2015

  • About

The wonderful richness of this spicy chilli makes the absence of meat irrelevant. I’ve used three different types of beans here because the contrast looks and tastes wonderful. It’s quite spicy.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped


In a large pan, heat the oil and fry the onion over a medium heat for 7 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for 3 minutes more. Add the oregano, cumin, paprika, chilli powder and chipotles. Stir and cook for a few minutes more.

Add the beans, tomatoes, tomato paste and stock. Gently simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring every so often to prevent the beans from sticking to