Monday, 24 February 2014


Vegetarian Chilli Sloppy Joe with Sweet Potato Fries.

1/2 red onion, chopped
1" courgette, diced
1/2 cup tomato puree
1/3 cup of button mushrooms, diced
1/2 can of Aduki beans
2 tbsp meat free gravy powder
1/4 cup of Quorn mince
1/2 tsp mixed herbs
chilli powder to taste
salt to taste

1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 sweet potato
lemon pepper
feta cheese
mustard
gherkins
2 bread rolls

Vegetarian chilli is something I make at least once a week. I make it with rice or giant Couscous, sometimes without the chilli powder and serve it with pasta. Its a very simple recipe that works every time. This time, I am serving it in a bun as a spicy meat-free burger. You may need to eat it with a knife and fork, as it can get messy!

Slice the sweet potato into sticks and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and place on a baking tray and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Place in a pre heated oven at 180C to bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and slightly crispy.

Take half the chopped onions and the courgette and place in a saucepan, frying for a few minutes in oil until golden.
Then add the remaining ingredient; tomato puree, mushrooms, aduki beans, gravy powder, Quorn, herbs, chilli and salt. Allow the mix to cook for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
Meanwhile, fry the remaining onions in oil and a sprinkle of brown sugar to caramelise. Serve the chilli mixture in a bun with feta cheese, mustard, gherkins and the sweet potato fries.

Serves 2