Vegan Chili Sin Carne

chili sin carne

This delicious homemade Chili Sin Carne is one of our favourite meals. We cook it at home at least twice a month.

What we love so much about this hearty dish is the intense flavour you get from the tomatoes and peppers combined with the spice from the chili flakes. We serve it with fresh ingredients to cool down the spice such as avocado and coconut yoghurt on the top.

It is a great meal for a dinner with friends or family as you can cook everything in one pot, it is easy to prepare and while is cooking you can just grab a beer and relax!


Our chili sin carne is cooked with cannelloni beans, but you can choose your favourite beans for this dish. We normally soak dried beans overnight but you can always use pre-cooked beans. If you are using soaked beans, make sure you cook them for at least 30 minutes before using them for this recipe. Otherwise, they will still be a bit raw by the time you want to serve the meal.

Our toddler Luca loves the mild version of our Chili sin Carne. We cook it for him when making this dish, as it is a delicious way to eat pulses. Check our toddler and kid-friendly chili sin carne.

This recipe uses mostly pantry ingredients, so you probably already have everything you need at home: Beans, onion, garlic, spices and tin tomatoes. For fresh ingredients, bell peppers. You can always use fresh tomatoes instead of tin tomatoes, make sure they are juicy.

How to serve your Chili Sin Carne?

  • Coconut yoghurt: You will need something creamy and refreshing to cool down the spice and coconut yoghurt is the perfect option for this. You can serve it on the side, or simply top your chili beans with a tablespoon of it.
  • Avocado: We love avocado, and use any opportunity to eat it! When we are preparing this meal, we need to have avocados at home. It’s a delicious option for your chili sin carne.
  • Tortilla crisps: Buy some healthy tortilla crisps and have them on the side of your meal. They are a fun way to eat chili, adding another texture to your meal.
  • Corn: I just found out I love corn last month, and since then I’ve been craving it a lot. I used to avoid it thinking I wouldn’t like it… Little did I know I was missing out. Check this fun way of having corn with your chili beans, Vegan Cheese and Sweetcorn Scones, they are just delicious and a perfect side dish for your meal!
chili sin carne
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5 from 2 votes

Chili Sin Carne

A Hearty bowl of chili sin carne, packed full of flavour and fresh ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-mex
Keyword: Beans, Chilli, Vegan
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 bell peppers (any type) chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoke paprika
  • 400 gr cannelloni beans
  • 2 400 gr chopped tin tomatoes
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan. When hot, add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat, then add the garlic and cook for a further 30 seconds.
  • Add in the chopped peppers, cayenne or chili flakes, cumin and smoked paprika. Cook for one more minute, add the tins of tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add the beans and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with tortilla chips, avocado, coconut yoghurt or over rice.

If you are looking for more recipes with pulses, check our delicious Vegan Lentil Bolognese.


  1. 5 stars
    This recipe looks good, will give this a go. May just break my cardinal rule and use a avocado, I always prefer sustainable ingredients-never easy, I like the aspect it being vegan and healthy, also simple to make for a light snack. Thanks for sharing this.


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