Vegan Mushroom Chilli

Vegan focused mushroom comfort dish that will have you coming back for more.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Culinary Collection, Impressive Sides
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 15 cakes


For the pap cakes

  • 1 large brown onion finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 medium carrot grated
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 whole chipotle chillies in adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 400g tins diced tomatoes
  • 1 400g tin black beans drained
  • 1 400g tin lentils drained
  • 1 400g tin cannellini beans drained
  • 250 ml mushroom stock
  • 500 g portabellini mushrooms
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

To serve

  • fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • lime wedges
  • sliced avocado
  • pickled onions
  • brown rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil for cooking


  • Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the onion and cook until tender. Add the celery, carrot and garlic. Cook until fragrant and beginning to soften. Add the red pepper, chipotle chillies, cumin, oregano and paprika. Cook for a few minutes, coating all the veg well in the spices.
  • Pour in the tinned tomatoes, all the drained legumes and the stock. Bring to a simmer. Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes to bring all the flavours together and reduce slightly. Add a little stock or water if you reduce it too much. Taste to adjust seasoning.
  • While the chilli cooks prepare the mushrooms. Slice mushrooms into quarters. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release all their water and are golden brown. Just before finishing add the cumin and paprika. Toss to coat well. When the chilli has sufficiently simmered add the mushrooms and stir through to combine. Taste to adjust seasoning.
  • Serve generous spoonfuls of mushroom chilliover brown rice. Top with fresh coriander, avocado and pickled onions.
    Squeeze over some fresh lime juice and enjoy!
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