Quorn Chilli Con Carne

Quorn Chilli Con Carne


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This is a vegetarian version of chilli con carne. Good to eat with pasta or rice or use it in tacos or in nachos.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 400g Quorn mince
  • 300ml red wine
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 teaspoons chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon vegemite
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 green capsicum, chopped
  • 6 baby portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 200ml water
  • 400g red kidney beans
  • 1 handful chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco (optional)

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:2hours 

  1. Dice the onions and garlic and soften on a medium heat in the olive oil in a large frying pan. As the onion gets translucent (after 2-3 minutes) add the paprika and cook for another 2 minutes. Turn the heat up and add the Quorn mince, cooking for a further 5 minutes. Add the wine and boil it off for 3 minutes.
  2. In a separate frying pan add the coriander seed and cumin seed and dry fry until they start popping. Take the seeds from the pan and grind them in a pestle and mortar.
  3. Add the vegetable stock cube, tinned tomatoes, cocoa powder, cinnamon stick, chopped mushrooms, chopped green capsicum and water to the pot. Give it a good stir and leave it to simmer covered over a low heat for around 1 hour.
  4. Fifteen minutes before you are due to serve, add the kidney beans, fresh coriander and Tabasco and simmer uncovered for the remaining 15 minutes.
  5. Add the seeds, along with the chilli flakes, tomato paste and Marmite (use a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce if you don't have Marmite) to the pan and give it a good stir over a medium heat for 2 more minutes.
  6. Serve with fresh crusty bread, grated cheese and sour cream. Enjoy!


This is ideal to make the day before you want to serve it as the flavours infuse overnight to make it taste even better the next day.


For those meat-eaters out there replace the Quorn mince with beef and add a beef stock cube instead of the vegetable one.

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