Quorn chilli is a delicious alternative to beef chilli. I’ve made this tasty vegetarian family Quorn chilli recipe for many years now. This recipe is versatile in that you can also make it with beef if you’re a meat eater, or can’t get Quorn.
Quorn chilli has many added benefits, not only is it vegetarian but it has a lower fat content than beef chilli.
Although Lady Lynne and I are not strictly vegetarians we made the choice a number of years ago to cut down on red meat and stick to a mainly Mediterranean type diet.
But, in order not to miss our favourite tasty meat dishes completely we use Quorn as an alternative to beef. It’s versatile enough to do that.
Some of my other Quorn recipes that you might like to check out are :-
Whatever your choice, to make either this Quorn chilli or a beef chilli, either option tastes just great – and it’s your choice!
This recipe makes 6 portions, and is suitable for freezing.
That’s the thing, it always seems to taste even better, once frozen and then defrosted.
Must be the length of time it marinates for! 🙂
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.
Delicious family Quorn chilli recipe. Altough vegetarian, it’s versatile enough that you can substitute with Beef if you’re a meat eater
- 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.
Nutrition label is based on using Quorn in the chilli.
I can’t recall a time when there hasn’t been some of this amazing Quorn chilli available in our freezer! 😀
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