A veg-packed & delicious chilli perfect for family suppers. Not too spicy, with five different vegetables grated in so the veg dodgers can’t spot them! And the black beans are a great way to boost up the iron intake.
We also use this mix in Quesadilla filings for weekday lunches. With a veggie/vegan option too as well as a clever low histamine option if you need to avoid tomatoes!
This recipe is a real crowd pleaser and is perfect for larger get-togethers (when we are allowed!).
- 1 Red Onion (small, chopped)
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 cloves Garlic (peeled and crushed)
- 400 g Beef Mince
- 1 Sweet Potato (peeled and finely grated)
- 1 Carrot (peeled and finely grated)
- 1 Red Pepper (finely diced)
- 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
- 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
- 400 g Chopped Tomatoes (tinned)
- 200 ml Beef Stock (or veg stock, or water)
- 400 g Black Beans (tinned)
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 Red Chilli (depending on heat required - Tabasco may be easier) to judge)
- 2 tbsp Coriander (chopped)
- Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the onions. Cook on a medium heat until soft (3-5 minutes) and then add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
- Add the beef mince and turn up the heat to brown the mince.
- Grate in the sweet potato and carrot and then add in the rest of the vegetables, tinned tomatoes, black beans, paprika and spices and cook on a medium heat for 40 minutes. Stir from time to time. Add some stock if the mixture is looking a bit dry.
- Season with salt and pepper and fresh chilli at this point if your family like a bit of spice.
- Sprinkle the chopped coriander on just before serving.
- If you are avoiding tomato due to histamine intolerance then you need to be a little more organised. Swap the tin of tomato for a combination of 1 small onion, 1 stick celery, 4 carrots, ½ butternut squash and 1 small beetroot cooked in 200ml of light chicken stock. Fry the onion in a little olive oil for 5 minutes and then add the rest of the ingredients finely diced. Cook for 10-12 minutes until soft and blitz with a hand blender until smooth. Add to the rest of the recipe ingredients.
- Lower histamine further by swapping paprika for sumac
- A low histamine alternative to guacamole is a spring onion, sweetcorn, red pepper and coriander salsa.
- Serve with brown rice, guacamole, corn chips and grated cheddar. Top with hot chilli sauce like Tabasco or Cholula to dial up the spice.
- Use any leftovers to make quick quesadillas at lunch time.
- Turn this into a plant-based meal by replacing the beef mince with 1 tin of kidney beans or soya mince.
- Store in the fridge for 3 days or suitable for freezing for up to 3 months.
Looks delicious. What can you substitute for black beans?
Hi Shiv – you can swap the black beans for kidney beans, borlotti beans, adzuki beans or green lentils. If you struggle with pulses then add chopped green beans and/or sweetcorn.
Thank you. Will cook this tomorrow. Have tried 2 of your recipes now. Both been amazing. Have ordered the supplements recommended too. So glad we found you. Thanks again!