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Chipotle sweet potato chilli

Chipotle sweet potato chilli

A hearty vegan chilli that’s delicious either with brown rice or piled into tacos with guacamole.

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VeganVegetarianHealthyLow fat2 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook25 mins
  • Total time35 mins


  • 2 Essential Red Onions
  • 1 tbsp Essential Cider or Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 x 350g packs Cooks’ Ingredients Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash
  • 2 clove/s garlic, crushed
  • tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Chipotle Paste
  • 400g can Essential Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400ml vegetable stock
  • Cooked rice, non-dairy yogurt alternative and coriander leaves, to serve (optional)


  1. Finely slice ½ an onion and put in a small bowl with the vinegar, sugar and a good pinch of salt; set aside to lightly pickle. Finely chop the remaining 1½ onions. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat and fry the chopped onions for 4-5 minutes until starting to soften.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the sweet potato & butternut squash packs in the microwave, one at a time, according to pack instructions.

  3. Add the garlic to the onion pan and fry for 1 minute, then add the sweet potato & squash. Fry for another 5-6 minutes so the veg take on some colour. Stir in the chipotle paste, beans and stock, then bring to a simmer. Cover and cook gently for 10-12 minute or until the veg are completely tender, adding a splash of water if necessary. Check the seasoning, then top with the pickled red onions. Serve on a bed of rice with a dollop of non-dairy yogurt alternative and scatter over some coriander leaves, if liked.

Cook’s tip

No microwave?

If you don’t have a microwave to pre-cook the sweet potato & butternut squash, simply add it to the pan uncooked. In step 3, fry, then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. You may need to add a little more stock to the pan too.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,127kJ/ 269kcals



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