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Veggie bean chilli with couscous and yoghurt

Our vegetarian chilli con carne recipe uses kidney beans to pack in a healthy serving of fibre. Serve with couscous, yoghurt and jalapeños.

Serves 6

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 25 min


  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 red peppers, diced
  • 1 long red chilli, finely sliced (use less for a milder flavour)
  • 1tbsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp ground coriander
  • 2tsp paprika
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 x 400g tins kidney beans in water, drained and rinsed
  • 270g couscous
  • 3tbsp pickled jalapeño chillies, chopped, 6tbsp 2% fat Greek style yogurt and 3tbsp grated parmesan-style vegetarian cheese, to serve
  • Fresh coriander, to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan over a medium heat. Fry the onion, stirring, for 3–5 min until browned. Add the garlic, red peppers, chilli and spices and cook, stirring, for 2 min. Add the tomatoes and beans, then simmer for 15–20 min, stirring occasionally.
  2. When the chilli is almost ready, put the couscous in a large bowl, pour over 375ml boiling water and stir. Cover and set aside for 5 min or until all the water is absorbed, then fluff up the couscous with a fork.
  3. Divide the couscous among 6 serving bowls, then top with the chilli. Sprinkle over the chopped jalapeños, add a dollop of yogurt, and sprinkle over the parmesan. Garnish with fresh coriander and a sprinkle of ground black pepper, then serve.

Nutrition per serving

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338 20g 3.9g 1.4g 9.9g 11.1g 0.2g 194mg 58.1g 4.5mg

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