Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
From the Mar 2003 "ABC Delicious"
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1 red chile, seeded, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1⁄2 red capsicum, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (420 g) canmixed beans, drained, rinsed
- 1 (420 g) can lentils, drained, rinsed
- 1 (425 g) can tomatoes, diced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add the onion, fresh chilli, capsicum and cook until softened.
- Add chilli flakes and spices and cook for another minute.
- Adjust the heat until low and add the garlic, beans, lentils, tomatoes, tomato paste and remaining oil.
- Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove lid and cook for another 5 minutes until thickened.
- Stir the parsley through and serve with warm tortillas or steamed rice sprinkled with grated cheese.
This chilli is great. I usually make chilli with TVP mince but find it quite stodgey and heavy so this is a brilliant alternative. I love sweetcorn so always add a small tin ( I try not to buy ones in salt and sugar) to every chilli I make. I also added half a grated carrot to this as I try to fit in carrots where I can as I'm not very keen on them. Thanks for the recipe, it is highly recommended.
I'm also a vegetarian. This is a great dish. Nice and spicy.