Great Northern Chili

Great Northern Chili


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A delicious vegan adaptation of a one pot chili with quinoa.

Possum25 Victoria, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 2 brown onions, chopped
  • 1 large red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 large green capsicum, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups dried Great Northern beans, soaked overnight
  • 6 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked Hungarian paprika
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup quinoa

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour50min  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

  1. Heat a large heavy based pot brushed lightly with oil then add the onions and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the capsicums and cook, stirring, for another 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  2. Add the Great Northern beans, stock, spices, cocoa, tomatoes and Tabasco sauce. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat, cover and cook gently, stirring occasionally until the beans are cooked, about 1 1/4 hours. Add more stock if it is getting too dry.
  3. When the beans are tender, add the corn and quinoa. Cook, stirring occasionally, for a further 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with brown rice or freekeh.


Beans may be cooked with the stock in a pressure cooker for 18 minutes without soaking to speed up the process. Other dried beans may be substituted.

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Delicious, full of flavour and not too hot. - 30 Dec 2014

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