Chilli Non Carne
This Martin Shaw recipe is a Viva! classic – it’s been fed to tens of thousands of people at Viva!’s Incredible Veggie Roadshows and ticks all the boxes: cheap, easy, freezes well and is enjoyed by meat eaters and veggies alike! The original recipe uses frozen veggie mince, widely available but we also offer a wholefood option using whole lentils. Make it mild for kids and other chilli-haters by using just a small amount of mild chilli powder – just serve hot pepper sauce on the side for heat-lovers!
Budget options: use dried savoury TVP (soya mince) or home cooked whole lentils.
- Guacamole – mash up 1-2 ripe avocadoes with a little salt, a little crushed garlic and a squeeze or two of lime or lemon juice – taste as you go! A little chopped chilli; chopped tomato; fresh chopped coriander also good… Or try our Pea Guacamole recipe!
- Brown or white rice; quinoa; tortillas or wraps
- Tomato salsa, from a jar, chilled tub or home-made
- Omit veggie mince and use a tin of lentils/beans (approximately 250g drained)
- Replace wheat tortillas with Warburton’s GF wraps or a similar GF and vegan product
- Use lentils/beans, as with GF option
- Omit peanut butter OR use another nut or seed butter if the allergy is specific to some nuts but not all (eg cashew, tahini would work)
- Replace oil with oil spray or use 1 teaspoon oil only
- Omit peanut butter – but remove about a small ladle’s worth of chilli from the pan, blend it then return to pan – this will thicken the sauce and make it a bit more creamy
- Replace frozen veggie mince with dried veggie mince or lentils/beans
- Omit guacamole – replace with our Pea Guacamole recipe: low-fat, protein-rich and budget
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