Vegetarian chocolate chilli

Vegetarian chocolate chilli

This interesting dish is full of flavour and easy to make - the cocoa/chilli combination is sure to impress.

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 small chilli (to taste), seeded and chopped
  • 4 medium, ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup green beans, sliced
  • 15 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 400g (1 tin) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1¼ cups sweet corn


  1. Mix the chopped chilli with the tomatoes, tomato purée, balsamic vinegar, herbs, cocoa powder and crushed garlic. Use a hand mixer or blender to make a thick sauce.
  2. Stir-fry the sliced green beans, mushrooms and onion in a bit of olive oil.
  3. Add the red kidney beans and sweet corn.
  4. Add the sauce to the pan, cover with a lid and leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes on a low heat.

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