Your first Unstuffed recipe

With the New Year here, this is the first Unstuffed recipe to help you make a healthy, meat-free start to 2015. Each recipe will be sent the day before to give you something to look forward to and time to grab your ingredients. Enjoy your first recipe – a delicious and warming Chilli senza Carne!

Chilli senza Carne

Serves 4

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 50 minutes


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 chilli, deseeded and diced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and diced

300g Meet the Alternative Beef Style Mince (or other vegetarian mince)

500ml tomato passata

400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato puree

400g tin kidney beans, washed and drained

1 tsp brown sugar (optional)

½ tsp marjoram

1 tsp paprika

1 large lump of dark chocolate (optional)

4 dessert spoons sour cream


1 In a little oil, pan fry the onion for around 20 minutes until golden brown. This will add flavour and colour to the dish.

2 Add the red pepper, chilli and garlic and cook for a further 5 minutes.

3 Add the Beef Style Mince, passata, tomatoes, tomato puree, kidney beans, brown sugar (if using), marjoram and paprika. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until the liquid is reduced and the sauce has thickened.

4 Add the chocolate (if using) and stir through the chilli until melted. Season to taste.

5 Finish with a spoonful of sour cream.

6 Serve with rice, jacket potato or healthy sweet potato.

Recipe by Catherine Wantling. Copyright MTA Foods Ltd. Meet the Alternative

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