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Chilli Non-Carne with Quorn & Roasted Peppers

Updated: Jul 18, 2021

I love spicy food and this recipe suits people who do and those who don't. This dish is served with roasted chillies that can be mashed on the plate or used only for final presentation.

For the protein source, I chose Quorn mince and I would like to show you how to prepare it correctly so it tastes super delicious! Enjoy cooking!

Chilli non carne with Quorn and Roasted Peppers
Easy to make Chilli non carne with Quorn and Roasted Peppers

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This recipe makes 6 portions


  • 300g (10.6oz) defrosted Quorn mince (you can defrost it in the microwave 5min)

  • 3 peppers, different colours, big dice

  • 3 red chillies (you can use green chillis for a milder version)

  • 3 medium-size onions peeled and diced

  • 1 celery stick small dice (30g)

  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and crushed

  • 240g (8.4oz) of red kidney beans

  • 700g (1.5Pounds) of seasoned tomato sauce with chopped tomatoes

  • 4tbsp of canola oil

  • 2tsp of sugar

  • 2tsp salt

  • 3tsp paprika

  • 4tsp mild chilli powder (reduce to 2tsp if you don't like spicy)

  • 4tsp ground cumin

  • 1tsp oregano

  • pinch of grounded clove (special ingredient don't tell anybody)


  1. Preheat the oven to 240C (392F).

  2. Coat chopped peppers and whole chillies with a little bit of oil and salt, layout on the tray with baking paper and roast for 15-20 minutes. Once ready remove from the oven and set aside.

  3. In the frying pan on medium heat add 4tbsp of oil. Once hot add diced onions and sweat for 5 minutes or until translucent.

  4. Add minced garlic and finely diced celery, season with salt and turn the heat up slightly. Continue cooking for another 8-10 minutes or until the onion starts to brown.

  5. Add defrosted Quorn mince, paprika powder, chilli powder, ground cumin. Season with 1tsp of salt, turn up the heat and fry for 5 minutes.

  6. Add kidney beans and oregano and cook for 2 minutes.

  7. Add the tomato sauce in a couple of steps (helps not to bring the temperature to low) and cook for 5-10 minutes, check the seasoning (I was going for drier chilli to go well with tortilla chips)

  8. Once ready serve garnished with roasted chillies. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, jalapenos, cheese and my special avocado & papaya salsa.

  9. Recipe for avocado & papaya salsa you can find here.

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Cooking Insight:

  • Quorn is a mycoprotein that comes from a fungus. It is widely available in the UK but you can substitute with similar products in different countries.

  • Here is the video that explains more about Quorn production:

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