Chili con carne, as I understand, is a popular meal amongst students in the United States; out here in the U.K., it’s really anything that consists of fried chicken and, er, other fried stuff. Well, if you’re a student, or you’re on a budget, and you need to feed yourself and possibly your roommates or a family, this is your new go-to meal. It takes a mere 20 minutes to make and requires only one pot minimal washing up. In other words, it’s a quick, comforting, and nourishing food for the soul and the body. Two steps, twenty minutes, seven cheap ingredients – this vegan Chili 'No' Carne is the ultimate student food that's hearty and satisfying.

Chili No Carne [Vegan]

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Serves

2

Cooking Time

20

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Ingredients

  • 1 can of tinned tomatoes in tomato sauce
  • 1/2 large red pepper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 120g mixed beans
  • 1/2 large yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
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Preparation

  1. Start by cutting up all your vegetables: chop the onion and the pepper finely, cut the bell pepper in rough chunks, and slice the mushrooms if you choose a larger kind.
  2. Stir all the vegetables (except the mushrooms) into the tomatoes and cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Add the mushrooms five minutes before taking off the heat and then serve immediately.

Notes

*For convenience use canned beans. Dried beans have the advantage of being even cheaper, but you will need to soak and cook them for a while, according to package instructions.

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