The ultimate winter warmer: Vegan chilli pie recipe

Vegan chilli with a lovely mashed sweet potato topping

Rob Harris posted in Vegan
1y ago

You've probably heard a lot about it being Veganuary. But whether you're vegan or not, you'll love this tasty vegan chilli pie. It's a healthy winter warmer that will get you through a miserable January!

V​egan chilli pie

Seriously tasty whether you are vegan or not!

Prep time15min
Cook time1h
Total time1h 15min


  • 1​ red onion finely sliced
  • 1​ carrot diced
  • 1​ green chilli diced
  • 2​ garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 1​ stick of celery diced
  • A heaped tsp s​weet smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsps of ​balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tin of chopped t​omatoes
  • 1​ tin mixed beans
  • 3​00g potato
  • 3​00g sweet potato
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • O​live oil


  1. P​eel and chop the potatoes and sweet potatoes into 3cm chunks, add them to a pan in boiling salted water for about 20 minutes, and carry on with the other stages.
  2. A​dd a nice glug of olive oil to a large saucepan on a medium heat and add the onion, carrot, celery, chilli, the spices and cook for about 8-10 mins until softened.
  3. A​dd the balsamic vinegar and scrape any sticky stuff from the bottom of the pan (its all flavour) until the vinegar is cooked away.
  4. A​dd the tomatoes, mixed beans and season everything with sea salt and black pepper. Turn the heat down and leave simmer for about 20 mins.
  5. W​hen the potatoes are done, drain them and let them steam away for a minute, then mash them and mix the spring onion in. At this point i put a splash of milk in, but you can use a vegan alternative. Mix it in so it has a nice creamy consistency. Season lightly with sea salt and black pepper
  6. F​inally, pour the chilli into a baking dish and cover with the mash potato, fluff up the top with a fork, drizzle with olive oil and put in the oven at 180°F for 30 mins or until the top looks like gold.
  7. Serve with a bit of salad or some veg – nice with a glass of red wine.

Recipe Notes

If you can get some La Chinata sweet smoked paprika, use it! It has a really good smokey flavour.

Recipe by

R​ob Harris

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