Quorn chilli is a delicious alternative to beef chilli. This healthy vegetarian family Quorn chilli recipe is one that even meat eaters will enjoy!
This Quorn Chilli Con Carne has so many added benefits.
Not only is it vegetarian but it has a lower fat content than a standard beef chilli.
So if you’ve made a choice to cut down on red meat or to eat more healthily, then this vegetarian chilli recipe is a great place to start!
It’s one of the first recipes I made using Quorn. Its so delicious and really easy to make too!
Nowadays we’re huge Quorn fans!
Quorn is great when you’re short on time and you need to sort out a quick tasty healthy meal for busy weeknights.
It’s really convenient as you can whip your Quorn straight out of the freezer and cook it from frozen too.
We always keep a few bags in the freezer as you never know when it’s going to come in handy for so many Quorn recipes.
Check out some of those recipes in the list below!
Quorn is also high in protein.
But not only that, this Quorn chilli is packed with fibre from all the delicious veggies!
Onions, tomatoes and kidney beans.
A bowlful of this meat free chilli is a meal on it’s own. And will help you towards that 5 a day target vegetable target.
This recipe makes 6 portions and is suitable for freezing.
And do you know what?
It often seems to taste even better, once frozen and then defrosted.
Must be the length of time it marinates for!
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Other Popular Quorn Recipes You Might Also Like
- Easy homemade Quorn lasagne is delicious. This vegetarian Quorn mince recipe serves up to six people. Making it a great meat free meal for entertaining.
- How to make homemade Quorn burgers. These tasty homemade Quorn burgers are really easy to make and an ideal vegetarian meat substitute for you or your vegetarian friends cooked on your stove, or on your BBQ.
- Quorn spaghetti bolognese is a fantastic vegetarian version of the traditional meat based Italian classic. In pretty much 30 minutes you’ll have this amazing family meal ready to serve and even meat eaters will love it too!
Quorn Chilli Recipe
Although this is a vegetarian quorn chilli con carne recipe you can still use Beef. The recipe is designed for you to use either Quorn or beef.
I like to serve my Quorn chilli with wholegrain rice. If you’re looking to make this low carb, you could serve this with a small amount of green vegetables such as broccoli or green beans instead.
If you have any Quorn leftovers, and you’re not freezing them, then this chilli is perfect reheated the next day and can be served as a filling for baked potatoes with some delicious melted cheddar cheese on top!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
- 500 g lean minced beef or 500g Quorn.
- Low fat olive oil cooking spray required if using Quorn
- 1 diced onion
- 3 cloves garlic crushed.
- 2 cans of red kidney beans , rinsed and drained.
- 2 cans of chopped tomatoes.
- 300 ml chicken/vegetable stock.
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp mild chilli powder
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon.
- 30 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa dark chocolate) broken into small pieces
- If using beef, brown the beef in a large casserole dish (enough to hold 2 litres), then remove the beef with a slotted spoon, and sweat the onion and garlic in the beef fat.
- If using Quorn, spray the bottom of the casserole dish 5 times with low fat cooking spray and sweat the onion and garlic. Add splashes of hot water if the mixture begins to stick.
- Add the beef / Quorn to the onion and garlic, stir until well combined.
- Add the red kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, stock, all of the spices and all of chocolate.
- Allow the chilli to simmer for at least an hour. Stirring a couple of times throughout. Then Serve.