Quorn chilli is a delicious alternative to beef chilli. This healthy vegetarian family Quorn chilli recipe is one that even meat eaters will enjoy!
Quorn chilli has many added benefits.
Not only is it vegetarian but it has a lower fat content than a standard 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.
This is one of the first recipes I made using Quorn that helped us gradually do that.
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.
It’s really convenient as you can whip it straight out of the freezer and cook it from frozen too.
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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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.
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! 🙂
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.