Loaded Bean Chilli Jackets

If you're looking for a satisfying meal at the end of a difficult week, these hearty chilli jackets with a big glass of juicy red wine are the perfect pair to bring you out of despair.

Pair me with: Pascual Toso Malbec, Vudu Syrah, False Bay Syrah, Cascadia Syrah.

Serves four

Suitable for Vegans. Gluten Free. Carnivore adaptable.


  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, scorched under the grill
  • 1 tin (400g) chopped tomoatoes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp vegetable boullion
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 2 chunks 90% dark chocolate
  • 1 tin (400g) black beans
  • 1 tin (400g) kidney beans
  • 1 tin (400g) black eyed beans
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tsp raw coconut oil
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados, mashed
  • Jalapeños for topping
  • Vegan crème fraiche


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C (fan)/gas 7.
  2. Stab the potatoes a few times with a sharp knife, rub the potatoes with a teaspoon of coconut oil, place them on a baking tray and season with salt and pepper. Bake for a good hour till they're crispy and brown.
  3. Meanwhile, heat another teaspoon of coconut oil in a large pan. Add the onion and cook till translucent.
  4. Add the garlic, cumin, ground coriander, paprika, and chilli powder and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Chop the peppers and throw them into the pan.
  6. Add the tinned tomatoes and stir. Fill the can half full with boiling water and add to the pan.
  7. Add the vegetable bouillon and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Simmer for 20 mins till the onion and pepper is tender.
  9. Drain the cans of beans and add to the chilli.
  10. Stir in the dark chocolate till it's melted and the sauce is glossy and rich.
  11. Take the potatoes out of the oven and cut them open.
  12. Serve the baked potatoes with a big spoon full of chilli, and top with mashed avocado, crème fraiche , jalapeños and chopped coriander.

Note: If you wanted to make this a meat chilli, replace the beans with minced meat.