Spicy Black Bean Chilli for the healthy food-loving family

Spicy Black Bean Chilli for the healthy food-loving family

Spicy food has a warm place in everybody’s heart. If you love spicy food but you’re also looking after your health, it can be hard to find something that isn’t bettered, deep fried or packed with ingredients you don’t need.
A hearty chilli is a fantastic, tasty and heart-warming comfort dish that everybody can enjoy.
Not only is our Spicy Black Bean Chilli deliciously healthy, it’s also perfect for those following a vegan and vegetarian diet.
Black beans are packed to the rafters with protein and fibre, giving you your dose of important nutrients.
The bell peppers, garlic, cumin and zucchini add colour, flavour and even more nutritional goodness.
If you want to add a bit more carbohydrates, you are welcome to add some brown rice.
The recipe below is for twho people but you can easily adjust the quantities to feed your family. You can also adjust the spice to your taste, so test as you cook and the recipe will be done in under an hour.
You can even make a big batch in advance on your food preparation day and store it in glass containers. Each serving of Spicy Black Bean Chilli is only 269 calories.
Make a bowl of Spicy Black Bean Chilli and find out what real flavour tastes like. It’s a healthy, vegan-and vegetarian-friendly bowl of goodness.


Spicy Black Bean Chilli Recipe

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Recipe by DNAfit
Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy




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  • 1 cup black beans, cooked

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove fresh garlic

  • 2 small red peppers, chopped, small dice

  • ½ tsp red chilli, flakes, chopped finely

  • 1 medium fresh chilli pepper

  • 1 small onion, chopped, small dice

  • 1 tsp cumin, ground

  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped, small dice

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 medium zucchini (baby marrows), chopped


  • Heat oil in a heavy pot over a medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until the onions soften.
  • Add peppers, chilli flakes, and zucchini, and cook until slightly softened.
  • Add the beans, tomatoes, and 1 cup water. Simmer until slightly thickened and the vegetables are soft, about 20 minutes. Serve warm with or without rice.


  • Nutritional Information (per serving)
    Energy: 1121kJ (269 calories)
    Carbohydrates: 44g
    Fibre: 13g
    Protein: 13g
    Fat: 6g

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