This hearty vegetarian Quorn chilli recipe makes a tasty meal that the whole family can enjoy together.
If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious plant-based option to spice up your mealtimes, look no further than this Quorn chilli. Made from the versatile mycoprotein derived from fungus, Quorn chilli offers a flavourful and protein-rich alternative to traditional meat-based chilli dishes. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or simply curious about exploring new culinary horizons, this Quorn chilli is worth adding to your meal rotation.
Because my kids are not keen on spicy food, I make it mild and add some extra chillies on top once it has been served.
This recipe is packed with flavour and fibre, low in saturated fat and can be served with all sorts of accompaniments like rice, guacamole, tortilla chips, (dairy-free) yoghurt and extra chilli.
This dish makes some delicious leftovers for lunchboxes that my kids always enjoy for their school lunches.
In this post
- What is Quorn?
- How to make this vegetarian Quorn Chilli recipe
- A versatile meal option
- Here are more Quorn recipes you may like to try:
- Frequently Asked Questions About This Quorn Chilli Recipe
- 3 Must-Try Recipes
- Other posts you might enjoy reading
What is Quorn?
Made from mycoprotein, Quorn is high in protein, fibre while being low in fat. It is very easy to cook with and so versatile. Quorn products are great if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, but they’re also a tasty substitute when you are trying to reduce your meat consumption.
Swapping beef mince for Quorn Mince is really straightforward. Quorn Mince’s unique texture and ability to absorb flavours make it an excellent substitute for ground beef or chicken in any recipe. Whether you’re seeking a healthier meal option or simply want to explore the world of plant-based proteins, this Quorn chilli recipe is definitely worth trying.
How to make this vegetarian Quorn Chilli recipe
Quorn chilli ingredients
To make this recipe you will need some Quorn Mince, canned chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, vegetable stock, kidney beans, onion, garlic, yellow pepper, a red chilli as well as olive oil, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, dried oregano, cornflour, sugar, some lime or lemon juice, and salt.
Optional but nice add-ons you can serve with the hearty meat-free chilli include, fresh coriander, guacamole, (dairy-free) yoghurt or soured cream, tortilla chips, and some extra chilli.
How to make this Quorn chilli step-by-step
The base of this dish is a mixture of onion and spices fried gently in oil. Paired with garlic and oregano, ground cumin, coriander and smoked paprika add some beautiful flavours to this recipe.
Once the onion, spices and pepper are ready, all you have to do is add the frozen Quorn mince, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and vegetable stock. From that point, the chilli takes around 15 minutes to cook. You can use the time to start cooking some rice to serve alongside.
I often get asked if Quorn needs to be defrosted first, and the answer is no. Any of the Quorn frozen range products can be cooked directly “as is”.
Towards the end of the cooking time, I add some cornflour to thicken the sauce (remember to dilute it first or it will be lumpy), sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes and some kidney beans.
Just like traditional chilli, Quorn Chilli can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Adjust the spiciness level, add extra vegetables, or experiment with different herbs and spices to create a unique dish every time.
A versatile meal option
This Quorn Chilli is not limited to being served on its own; it can be used as a topping or filling in dishes such as:
Quorn Chilli Loaded Nachos
Take your nacho game up a notch by topping tortilla chips with this Quorn Chilli! Add melted cheese, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, or any other toppings you desire for an irresistibly tasty treat. This fusion of Tex-Mex flavours will leave everyone in awe at your next gathering.
Quorn Chilli Stuffed Peppers
Want something vibrant and packed with nutrients? Hollow out some peppers and stuff them with this Quorn Chilli mixed with rice or quinoa for a wholesome meal. Bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is piping hot.
Quorn Chilli Quesadillas
Prepare some mouthwatering quesadillas by sandwiching leftover chilled Quorn Chilli between two tortillas along with plenty of cheese. Fry on both sides in a pan until golden brown and enjoy!
Here are more Quorn recipes you may like to try:
- QUORN CHICKEN-STYLE PIECES AND LEEK PIE [VEGETARIAN]
- QUORN HOTPOT [ZERO WASTE RECIPE]
- ONE POT SPANISH QUORN CHICKEN & RICE [VEGAN]
- MOROCCAN QUORN MEATLOAF WITH CREAMY HARISSA DRESSING [VEGETARIAN]
I hope you enjoy this easy Quorn chilli recipe as much as we do. If you do make it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram!
Veggie Quorn Chilli Con Carne
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- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 red chilli
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 500 g Quorn Mince
- 400 g can chopped tomatoes
- 3 Tbsp tomato purée
- 750 ml vegetable stock
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 400 g can kidney beans
- 2 tsp cornflour
- 1 tsp sugar
- lime or lemon juice to taste
- salt to taste
- fresh coriander
- (dairy-free) yoghurt or soured cream
- tortilla chips
- extra chilli
- Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
- Add the finely chopped onion and fry gently until soft.
- Deseed the yellow pepper and cut it in 1cm [0.4 inches] dice.
- Add the smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, diced pepper and finely chopped chilli to the pan. Fry gently for a minute or so.
- Add the Quorn mince, chopped tomatoes, tomato purée, stock, grated garlic and oregano to the pan. Stir well. Bring to the boil, then cook uncovered under medium heat for 15 mins.
- Rinse and drain the kidney beans.
- Put 3 tablespoons of the chilli sauce in a small glass and mix in 2 teaspoons of cornflour. Return the mixture to the pan.
- Add the kidney beans into the chilli. Cook under medium heat for another 5 minutes or so, until the chilli sauce has thickened.
- Season to taste with sugar, lemon or lime juice and salt.
- Serve with rice topped with tortilla chips, fresh coriander, guacamole, (dairy-free) yoghurt or sour cream, and some extra chilli.
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Quorn Chilli Recipe
You can store leftovers from this Quorn chilli recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should be consumed within 3-4 days.
This Quorn chilli pairs well with a variety of side dishes, such as rice, cornbread, tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, avocado slices, or diced onions.
If your chilli is too spicy, you can try adding more of the other ingredients (like tomatoes, beans, and stock) to dilute the spiciness. You can also serve it with cooling toppings like sour cream or yoghurt to balance the heat.