Vegan Chilli Sin Carne with Nacho Chips

vegan chilli sin carne

This warming meat-free dish is one of my favourite comfort foods, it’s lovely warmed up the next day too and served on an open baked potato. Yum!

vegan chilli sin carne

Vegan Chilli Sin Carne with Nacho Chips

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 8
Calories 399 kcal


  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 large red pepper deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cardamom pods crushed
  • 150 g red lentils
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can sweetcorn
  • 2 tblsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tblsp tomato purée
  • 350 ml water
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 flour tortillas


  • Prepare your vegetables as described.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil and fry the onion garlic and peppers until everything is soft.
  • Stir in the chilli flakes, coriander, cumin and cardamom pods.
  • Add the lentils and stir again.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, water, kidney beans, sweetcorn, ketchup, tomato paste and cocoa and bring the mixture to the boil.
  • Pop a lid on the pan and turn the heat down to simmer the mixture for about 45 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • While the chilli is cooking, prepare your nachos by cutting each flour tortillas into eight equal sections.
  • Spray both sides of each nacho chip with oil and place on a baking tray.
  • Sprinkle the nachos with paprika, garlic powder or any herb/spice of your choice.
  • Pop the nachos in the oven for 20 minutes until crisp.
  • Serve the nachos in a bowl alongside the chilli for dipping!


Nutrition per serving: 399 Kcal, 7.3g Fat
Allergens: Gluten
Age suitability: 12 months+
Keyword vegan chili

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