RECIPE OF THE MONTH – MAY MIXED-BEAN CHILLI

Ingredients:

4 tsp vegetable oil

1 red onion, roughly chopped

1 pack mixed peppers chopped

3 or 4 decent sized carrots cut into small chunks

3 cloves garlic  finely chopped

Alternatively you can add

1 butternut squash or 1  large sweet potato or

2 decent size parsnips

1tbsp Cajun spice mix

2 x 410g mixed pulses in water, rinsed and drained ie kidney beans and chickpeas

1 or 2 tins baked beans

2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes

150ml vegetable stock

1 tbsp dark chocolate, chopped

soured cream

Method:

Fry onions and carrots for 3 mins, then if using other hard vegetables add this tio the pan and cook for a further 4—5 mins add the  peppers and garlic in the pan for 5mins.

Add Cajun spice, pulses, tomatoes and stock. Cover and simmer for 15-20 mins.

Remove from heat and stir in chocolate until melted.

Server topped with sour cream and serve with rice, potato wedges or pita bread