Spicy chilli bean soup recipe
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Spicy chilli bean soup recipe


Spicy chilli bean soup recipe

There’s minimal prep time to make this hearty bean soup, which works just as well as an easy dinner or packaged in a flask for lunch.

  1. Prep: 10 mins
  2. Cook: 40 mins
  3. Serves: 4

Methods Steps

  1. Heat the oil in a deep saucepan and fry the chopped onion over a medium heat until tender. Add the garlic and tomato purée, stirring for 1-2 mins until combined. Sprinkle in the spices and cook for another 1 min.
  2. Tip in the chopped tomatoes, half fill the can with water, and add to the pan. Pour in the stock and simmer on a medium heat for 10-15 mins, uncovered. Season, then whizz using a hand blender until smooth. Add the beans and red pepper, and cook for another 15 mins until the pepper is tender.
  3. Serve in bowls topped with a small pile of tortilla chips and a lime wedge.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 400g can mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunky dice
  • tortilla chips, to serve
  • 4 limes wedges, to serve