Very tasty, spicy meal with a few extra ingredients. Use your favourite beer to add to the overall flavour. If you can leave this sit overnight for the flavours to develop but is also ok to serve immediately.
This is a great base recipe, and meat eaters will never guess it's vegetarian! If you cannot find black beans use extra quantities of the other beans to make up.
Vegetarian mince, kidney beans, onion, celery and capsicum are simmered in a slow cooker to create this hearty vegan chilli bean dish. Great with rice and nachos and in tacos and burritos.
Meaty portobello mushrooms make a great addition to chilli beans. Adjust the chilli powder to your own taste if necessary.
Black beans and sweet potatoes are spiced with chillies, cumin and garlic, then grilled for a great vegetarian main or burger. They can also be fried. These black beans are not the Asian black beans in sauce but the Latin American-style black beans.
This recipe is based on a traditional Caribbean favourite that is often made with red kidney beans, which are called peas in Jamaica — hence the name of the dish. Red capsicum has been added for extra vegetable content and a small amount of lean bacon lifts the flavour.
This colourful soup is inspired by the spicy and complex flavours of chilli con carne. Full of delicious vegetables and served with tortillas and a refreshing salsa, it makes a healthy main course soup.
Having diabetes doesn't mean giving up favourite family meals. Here, chicken sausages replace the more traditional pork in a hearty hotpot, with a spicy bean sauce and thinly sliced root vegetables.
The unbeatable bean is a great low-fat, high-fibre protein source that's rich in folate (and other B vitamins) as well as minerals, including iron, potassium and magnesium.
Making chilli beef in individual dishes topped with melting cheese turns a simple supper into a real treat. Serve with a crisp green salad.
Slow-cooked beef and beans in a rich tomato sauce spiced with chillies and cumin makes an inviting meal on a wintry day, and warm, crumbly cornbread studded with corn kernels and mild green chilli is the perfect accompaniment. Serve with a crisp salad for a hearty, well-balanced meal.
This Mexican-inspired chilli is sandwiched between layers of cheesy polenta and baked into a savoury vegetarian casserole. Extra chilli can be garnished with shredded cheese, chopped spring onions, a dollop of sour cream and a splash of Tabasco sauce and served with cornbread for an easy meal.
This easy, one-pot dish of root vegetables and pinto beans makes a nourishing winter main course and it needs no accompaniments.
Here's a hearty and satisfying chilli – without the meat but with all the flavour. This version combines two varieties of beans with corn in a rich tomato sauce seasoned with herbs and chilli.
Sweet capsicums and warm spices flavour this dish, made with chicken mince rather than the traditional beef for a lower fat content, and served on spaghetti to boost the carbohydrate value.
Pico de gallo (Spanish for "rooster's beak") is a fresh salsa made from chopped tomatoes, onion and chillies.
Spicy chilli lamb with beans makes a great base for this warming version of shepherd's pie; the crisp, garlicky potato crust tops it off fabulously.
Red kidney beans and bacon add a wonderful depth of flavour and extra substance to this medley of vegetables. Enjoy it with pork during the cold months of autumn and winter.
This fantastic chilli beans recipe has been honed over 15 years of cooking laziness - prepared in 5 minutes and aged to perfection in a slow cooker. Stir it every couple of hours (if you're in the house) to help fuse flavours and eliminate any pot-sticking. Perfect for use with nachos, tacos, dips etc. You can use a tin of lentils instead of the vegetarian mince.