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Three Bean Chilli

three bean chilli recipe

With the cold weather setting in here in London, there’s no better way to warm yourself up at the end of the day than with a wholesome bowl of three bean chilli!

Three Bean Chilli

Serving up a bowl of my chilli to your family as they come home is a great way to get them smiling and nourished at the same time!


To make enough for a family of four, find the following ingredients:

  • 2 medium red onions, peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium leek, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2x400g cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 125g green lentils
  • 400g can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 400g can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 litre of veg stock
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of coriander
  • 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
  • Himalayan sea salt


Before you get started, make sure you have peeled and chopped all of the ingredients as specified. Then take your coconut oil and heat it in a large pan for a few moments before you add in the onions, garlic, leek and chilli. Continue on a medium heat for approximately five minutes. After these five minutes you can add in the oregano, coriander and cumin. Fry for a further two minutes, adding in a few tablespoons of water if you feel it’s needed.

The next step is to add in the two cans of chopped tomatoes as well as the kidney beans, black beans and the lentils. Give this all a quick stir and then pour the litre of veg stock into the pan too. Bring your pan to the boil and then lower the heat to allow your chilli to simmer for approximately one hour. Be sure to remember to stir the pan every fifteen minutes. Once your hour is up, your chilli is ready to be served into four bowls.

My kids love to have theirs with a chunk of wholemeal bread on top that soaks up the delicious juicy flavour as you eat! This chilli will last a few days in the fridge when kept in an airtight container, so it’s a great dish to make a huge batch of for keeping for another day.

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. When I was very young and naive my mom would say: “It’s chili outside” and I would look for beans on the ground. Nowadays, most of us prefer a comforting bowl of chili to the cold air outside. I don’t have all of the ingredients you mentioned on hand but I’d like to try your recipe someday.

  2. Looks and sounds delicious! And thanks so much for stopping by and deciding to follow. I don’t often blog about food, but perhaps you’ll enjoy the other stuff, too. (It’s not in any way paleo! 😀 )

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