Cosy Lentil Chilli


(Recipe serves 5, or more with a side)

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 red chillies, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 180g mushrooms, sliced
  • 500g red lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsps smoked paprika
  • 1/2-1 tsp chilli powder (depending on the level of spice you want)
  • Pinch of cinnamon 
  • 690g passata 
  • 1 tin black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tin sweetcorn, rinsed and drained
  • 800ml GF vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp tomato purée 


  1. Fry the onion, garlic and chilli in olive oil over a medium heat for 5 minutes till the onions are softened.
  2. Add the bell pepper and mushroom and fry for a further 10 minutes before stirring in the lentils.
  3. Add in the spices then fry for a minute before pouring in the passata, vegetable stock and tomato purée.
  4. Bring this to a simmer, stirring regularly, and cook for 15 minutes. 
  5. Stir in the beans and sweetcorn, then cook for a further 5 minutes till the lentils are cooked. Taste for seasoning then serve on its own or with rice or pasta!
Calories per serving (1/5)ProteinCarbsFat
Nutrition is based on the ingredients I use and calculated on MyFitnessPal.

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