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Plant-Based Three Bean Chilli

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beans, plant-based, vegan
Servings: 8
Author: Caroline


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chilli powder of your choice
  • 1.5 cups cooked or canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 cups cooked or canned red beans e.g. kidney or aduki rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 cups cooked or canned Cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1.5 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 1/4 cup brown rice per person


  • Heat half a cup of water in a large pot and add the onion and cumin seeds. Cook over a high heat stirring frequently for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions are soft. Cook the brown rice as per the packet interactions.
  • Stir in the green pepper, garlic and half a cup of the remaining water. Turn down the heat and cook for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes, chilli powder and the remaining cup of water. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add all of the beans and cooking liquid. Cover loosely and simmer for 15 minutes.
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