17 June 2007

Vegetarian Chilli Wraps






























I made some chilli tonight as it's Graham's favourite and we hadn't it for quite a while!

I like chilli with rice and Graham likes chilli with mashed potatoes, so we compromised and had some chilli on flour tortillas. I heated the tortillas for about 20 secs in the microwave, then spread with sour cream, heaped on some salad leaves, added chilli and then grated a mature cheddar cheese over the top.
Then carefully rolled the tortillas into parcels. Yum!

Vegetarian Chilli


1 tbsp olive oil
 I onion, cut in half and sliced into half moons
2 red chillis, sliced finely, keep seeds in for heat
500g mushrooms, sliced
454g frozen Soya Mince
3 cans Chopped Tomatoes
2 cans Kidney Beans, rinsed

1 can of green lentils or cannellini beans
1 tube tomato puree
1/2 pint vegetable stock

1 glass red wine
4 tbsp Green & Blacks Cocoa

Fry off the onions and chilli peppers in the olive oil, add the mushrooms and cook down.

Empty in the Soya Mince and mix well.

Pour in 1/2 pint vegetable stock and cook for a couple of minutes.

Add the chopped tomatoes and kidney beans and cook for about 30-40 minutes until the flavours have started to amalgamate.

Add the tomato puree, wine and the cocoa and cook for a further 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serves 8

As with most stews this always tastes even better the second day. I always make a large batch of this and freeze some.



Graham likes more of a kick than me, so he always has some crushed chillies at the ready to liven his meal up a bit. I like to keep some feeling in my tongue!

11 comments:

  1. i love your blog!! This looks especially wonderful...

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  2. Dear holler. This chilli looks absolutely yum - I've always loved beans! (PS sorry for absence but my computer is playing up :(

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  3. Thanks kleopatra.

    Glad you are back, Little Miss Moi.

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  4. looks delicious - I sympathise with you because I too have a partner who prefers a lot more chilli than me - he always has a bottle of tabasco sauce at the ready!

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  5. Hi Johanna, That tabasco sauce is indeed spicy stuff!

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  6. You have some ingredients that are different from my chili. I will definately try yours. Mike loves hot peppers and I grow about 4 different kinds of hot peppers in Key West. They love the hot weather!

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  7. Hi Winedeb, I am growing jalepeno peppers this year! They are under glass, but I don't know if they like it here yet, as they are still quite small! Any tips on growing them? Do you thin the plant out like you do with tomatoes?

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  8. Yes you do thin out. Once the seedlings get big enough to withstand transplanting I do thin out. They like lots of sunshine and warmth. Also, once they are established, I put a bit of organic fertilizer on them just to push them along. They are an easy plant to grow so I think yours will be fine. Some of the other peppers like thai, etc. are a bit more picky with their climate. But come to think of it, our thai peppers like it a little cooler temp wise but still love the sun. Who doesn't! Let me know how your peppers progress!

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  9. Thanks Winedeb. I will thin them out then. They are only about 5 inches tall so far!

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  10. This is on the menu this weekend! I'm still doing an 'eat down the pantry' challenge and this will use up loads of ingredients that have been lurking.

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    1. Good for you Kate. I need to do that more often. We love this chilli, so I hope you do too. It's even better day two.

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