Recipe Time: Mixed Bean Chilli

Today’s recipe is inspired by and adapted from one of my favourite, most used BBC Good Food recipes for Black Bean Chilli combined with Oh She Glows’ Vegan Chilli.  If you are not familiar, with the Blogger ‘Oh She Glows’ then please do check her out as she has some great things on her site.

Mixed Bean Chilli vegan style

Mixed Bean Chilli vegan style

Serves 2


1 tin Mixed Beans in water rinsed and drained (alternatively, you can use a combination of your favourite bean)

1 Onion

1 Carrot, finely chopped

1 stick of Celery, chopped

100g Mushrooms, halved or quartered

1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes

2-3 Cloves of Garlic

1 tbsp Brown Sugar

1.5 tbsp Cider Vinegar

1.5 tbsp Cumin

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tbsp Chilli Powder

2 tsp Coconut Oil

Salt and Pepper

Optional toppings: Tortilla Chips, Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Avocado, Spring Onion, Radishes


  1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil and fry the garlic, onions for 5 mins until almost softened. Add the paprika, chilli powder and cumin and cook for a few minutes. The add the cider vinegar, brown  sugar, tomatoes and some seasoning. Cook for 10 mins.
  2. Pour in the beans and mushrooms and cook for another 10 mins. Serve with brown rice and any toppings of your choice.

    Organic Blue Tortillas

    Organic Blue Tortillas

I love topping my Chilli with pumpkin and sesame seeds to add some crunch and  serving with organic tortilla chips for extra dippage.  These R.W. Garcia Organic Blue Maize chips are my current favourite.

Let me know if any of you try this or have your own vegan chilli recipes. I would love to try them.

London Vegan Bird


2 thoughts on “Recipe Time: Mixed Bean Chilli

  1. flavourphotos says:

    I just love the way the tortilla chips look with the vibrant chilli. Have never come across these but will be looking out for them now! I’m also intrigued by the cider vinegar, I bet together with the brown sugar that would really add an extra depth to the flavour!

    • londonveganbird says:

      Thanks! I got these from Planet Organic. I don’t know if you have one near you. Yes, the sugar and vinegar add that little bit of sweetness. I also love this recipe because it’s a bit of a one pot wonder so is perfect for those after work meals. I hope you try it. 🙂

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