Monday, 23 January 2012

Recipe of the week - Super Easy Veggie Chilli

Makes 6 toddler portions, or 2 toddlers and 2 adults

Drizzle of olive oil
Half a red onion finely chopped
1 pepper, deseeded and diced
A couple of mushrooms diced
1 carrot dice
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
Tin of lentils, drained and rinsed
1/2 tin kidney beans drained and rinsed
Tin of chopped plum tomatoes
Tablespoon of tomato purée
Packet of Chilli Con Carne mix
Couscous or rice to serve

Soften the onions in a glug of olive oil, add the diced carrot, pepper, mushrooms and carry on softening for a couple of minutes.
Add the tin of tomatoes, lentils, kidney beans, sweet potato, tomato puree and a teaspoon of the Chilli Mix (omit if you want to add your own spices).
Bring up to a simmer.
Add some water if needs be.
Simmer for 20 - 30 minutes until everything is tender and cooked through.

Mash/ purée or simply serve according to you baby's taste
Serve with couscous or rice cooked according to packet instructions. Honey loves this with grated cheddar cheese or a dollop of creme fraiche on top.
You can add any veg you may have in the fridge, or take away the lentils and add more sweet potato or mince. This really is a very flexible and super easy dish. Also great in a jacket potato or as a side with fish or chicken for mummy and daddy later on!


  1. Hi there

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, oh and Honey Bea what a sweet name, and my hubbie strangely does not seem to mind living in a cottage full of all things flowery, oh well
    we both have our own thing mine is interiors and his is sport!
    Warm wishes


  2. This sounds delicious and I'm going to create it for my son-you wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find good toddler recipe's when your toddler is dairy intolerant! X

  3. That chilli looks amazing! Always on the look out for new vege recipes! Will definitely be making it for my two! Emma :)