Chilli Non Carne

This meatless version of chilli con carne is amazingly meaty and when cooking it smells so good the family will come over to see what's for dinner - even the most hardcore carnivore will love it!
If you'd prefer to steer clear of fake meats you could make this with TVP, but remember to adjust the seasoning to match. Use lentils to make this recipe whole food plant-based!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 139 kcal


  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Yellow Onion medium, diced
  • 1 Capiscum red or green, diced
  • 2 Carrots medium, grated
  • 1 Red Chilli medium, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Stock
  • 300 g Soy Mince
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp Tamari Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 2 x 400g cans Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 x 400g can Mixed Beans drained


  • To a large non-stick pan on a medium heat add the garlic, onion, capsicum, carrots, chilli and vegetable stock. Simmer for 8 minutes until translucent and soft.
  • Add the soy mince to the pan and mix well with the vegetables for a few minutes until combined and simmering.
  • Add the paprika, coriander, cumin, cocoa powder, and cinnamon and mix again to combine. Add the tamari sauce and red wine - stir well.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree, and stir thoroughly. Add a little more water if the mixture seems too thick.
  • Simmer gently over a low heat for at least 60 minutes. Stir regularly, and add more water or a splash of wine if necessary.
  • About 30 mins before serving, add the beans and mix through.
  • Serve with rice of your choice. Enjoy!
Keyword plant-based

Photos by Amber Asakura

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