Mixed Bean Chilli

 Just the thing for a cold winter’s night! Really quick and simple to make. Disease-proof yourself while getting a good whack of protein to repair your body from your gruelling workout sessions!


Ingredients(per person):

  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 can mixed beans
  • A handfull of mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper (pref. green)
  • 1 medium carrot (adds a little sweetness to balance the dish)
  • Fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp fresh chilli pepper or chilli powder/flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground corriander
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Coloured sea or rock salt to taste (if you’re in hard training and need to replace salts lost by sweating)



  1. Steam-fry the finely chopped fresh veggies with a little water (keep the lid on the pan between stirring) until soft.
  2. Add the herbs/spices and continue cooking while stirring for one minute.
  3. Stir in the tomato puree.
  4. Add the tomatoes, bring to simmer for 10-20 mins until veggies are soft.
  5. Add the beans, cover and cook for a further 10-15 mins. Add a little water if drying out.
  6. Serve with brown rice or for a much higher nutrient hit just make double like me and eat on it’s own!



  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Fat: negligable (I tend to serve with a side salad containing avocado for a hit of good fats)