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Chilli beans

You can make these chilli beans as hot as you like!

30 mins
6 ingredients
$1 / person
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Chilli beans


Serves = 4

  • 1 brown onion, remove ends and papery skin then chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Cayenne pepper or chilli flakes- to taste
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cans beans (e.g. black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (the sugar is to balace the slightly acidic flavour from the tomaotes, not to make the beans sweet)

It’s this easy

  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan over a medium- high heat
  • Fry onion for 4-5 minutes until it becomes translucent
  • Add the spices and stir until you start to smell the spices
  • Add tomatoes, beans and sugar
  • Simmer for 15 minutes


  • Serve with some tortillas and guacamole for quick and easy tacos
  • You could try adding 250g minced beef instead of one of the cans of beans for a meaty chilli


Nutrition information (per serve) based on using kidney beans:

  • Energy (1324kJ)
  • Protein (17.1g)
  • Total fat (2.8g)
  • Saturated fat (0.7g)
  • Carbohydrate (45.7g); Starch (27.0g), Sugars (17.1g), Added sugars (4.1g), Free sugars (4.1g)
  • Dietary fibre (19.5g)
  • Sodium (684mg)
  • Calcium (229mg)
  • Iron (13.1mg)


Contains: FODMAPs.
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