Vegan Chilli Con Carne

dairy free sour cream

It’s chilli without the carne (read: meat), but if there’s a member of your family who is a little plant-based adverse, just pop this delicious meal in front of them and see if they can tell that it’s not “real” Chilli Con Carne.

Hearty, satisfying, and just enough heat – heat that’s gloriously tempered with a big dollop of Dairy Free Down Under Sour Cream Style, this meal will quickly become a household favourite.

Now before you try this recipe, I’m sure you’re thinking “why on earth is there vegemite in this?!” but trust me, it works, as does the plant-based burger patty hack…

 Prep time 15mins

Cooking Time 40mins

Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 red capsicum, roughly chopped
  • 1 green capsicum, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 x 400 g tins of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Beyond Burger patties
  • 250 ml / 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp vegemite
  • Fresh chilli to serve
  • Fresh coriander to serve
  • Lime juice to serve
  • 2 cups of Basmati Rice
  • Dairy Free Down Under Sour Cream


  1. Peel carrots and roughly chop, place into a food processor with the celery
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
  3. Sauté the garlic, onion, celery, carrots and capsicum for a few minutes, on a medium heat, until softened.
  4. Add the cumin, chilli powder, cinnamon, salt & pepper and stir
  5. Add the burger patties and roughly chop them up with your mixing spoon, fry on a medium heat until slightly browned
  6. Add the vegemite and stir through as it melts
  7. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, kidney beans vegetable stock
  8. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  9. Prepare your rice as per packet instructions (absorption method is my favourite!)
  10. Serve the chilli with rice, some torn fresh coriander, a big dollop of Dairy Free Down Under Sour Cream Style and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Enjoy!

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