The colder months call for warming and easy to make dishes like this black bean chilli recipe. Vegan and gluten-free, this Mexican dish makes a delicious and filling meal for two. I like to serve my chilli with rice, home-made guacamole and some tortilla chips.
1. Put the oil in a large saucepan and heat the hob to a very low heat.
2. Sweat the onions for about 8 minutes, you want them to look soft and translucent, and add the garlic and continue to sweat for a few more minutes. Stir the onions quite regularly.
3. Increase to the heat from very low to low heat. Then mix in the black beans, chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, chili powder, paprika, and cumin. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. Serve with any combination of things - tortilla chips, rice, potato/ sweet potato mash or wedges, homemade guacamole, salsa, dairy-free sour cream. Garnish with cilantro if desired.
I hope you give this easy black bean chilli a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Instagram so we can see :)
With their high protein content, pulses such as black beans, kidney beans, adzuki beans, chickpeas and lentils are a great addition to a meat-free diet, which is why they are a favourite ingredient for many vegetarian and vegan dishes. Packed with fibre, they can also help promote good digestion, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc and magnesium.
Nicole is a London-based food and lifestyle blogger. On her blog Live Naturally N, she loves to share her experiences on using green beauty products and tips on how to live a healthy and happy life, including tasty and easy-to-make recipes . Being lactose intolerant, her recipes are all dairy-free. She is also experimenting with cutting out gluten from her diet.
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