Red Thai Bean Chilli

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Yields8 ServingsCategoryCuisine
Prep Time15 minsTotal Time55 mins
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Take an ordinary bean chili recipe and ad Red Thai Curry Paste to create an amazing flavor!

 1 cup red lentils (dry)
 15 oz canned kidney beans
 15 oz canned diced tomatoes
 1 medium sweet potato
 1 yellow onion
 1 red bell pepper
 2 tbsp lime juice
 4 cups vegetable broth
 15 oz Lite coconut milk, or half a can of full fat coconut milk
 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
 2 tbsp chili flakes
 3 tsp minced garlic
 1 ½ tbsp chili powder

Gather your ingredients!

ingredients for vegan red thai bean chilli


You’ll want to cook the red lentils in twice as much liquid to dry weight. To make the lime juice part of this measure, add two tablespooons of lime juice to your cup measure. Fill the rest of the cup with water.

adding line juice to cup of water


Add one cup of dry red lentils to two cups of liquid (2 tablespoons of lime juice and the rest, water). Cover and raise to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the lentils have absorbed all the water. Stir occasionally.

add red lentils to water to cook


Remove any eyes/spots from the sweet potato and cut it into bite-sized peices, along with the red bell pepper.

diced red pepper and sweet potato


Place the sweet potato chunks in enough water to cover them. Raise to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until they become tender enough to eat.

boiling sweet potatoes


Dice the yellow onion.

dice an onion


Once the sweet potatoes are tender, drain the water and place them back in the large pot.

drained cooked sweet potatoes


Add the diced onion, the red pepper, the canned tomatoes, and the 3 tsp of garlic to the pot with the sweet potatoes.

vegetables for vegan red thai chili


Stir in the canned kidney beans and the cooked red lentils.

solid bites for vegan red thai bean chili


Whisk together the coconut milk, the 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder, the 2 tbsp chili flakes, and 2 tbsp of red Thai chili paste.

whisk together wet ingredients for vegan chili


Add the whisked mixture to the large pot and pour in 4 cups of vegetable broth. Raise this to a boil and then cook on a medium boil, uncovered, until the chili reaches your desired thickness. At minimum, cook until the onions become translucent.

wet vegan thai red chili


Once enough water has boiled off for your desired thickness, remove the stew from heat. It’s ready to serve!

dry vegan red thai chili


Garnish with a bit of cilantro or other fresh green, serve hot and enjoy!

finished red thai bean chili

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