This Easy Mexican Chilli for gut health is packed with fibre so ideal for amping up your gut health where 70% of your immune system is.

Your gut is home to hundreds of trillions of microorganisms, bacteria, fungi, yeast, archaea. This collection of microorganisms are also known as your microbiome. Your microbiome exists In your large intestine and it works symbiotically with every system in your body.

Your gut health directly impacts every aspect of your health. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, back more than 2000 years ago said that ‘all disease starts in the gut’.

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Easy Mexican Chilli for Gut Health

Tasty, chocolatey, spicy and oh soo yummy!!! Oh and did you hear that this is really good for your gut health? It is packed with prebiotic fibre which will feed the healthy strains of microorganisms in your gut which will positively impact your moods, emotions, immune system and so much more.

Takes 18 minutes

Serves 4


  • 150 g tempeh/ tofu
  • 6 spring onions/ scallions
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 red chilli
  • 800 g mixed beans
  • 400 g black beans
  • 800 g chopped tomatoes
  • 50 g dark chocolate (70%-80%)
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbps Tamari
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper


  • Finely chop the spring onions/scallions. Grate the carrot. Chop the tempeh/tofu into small pieces. Finely chop the chilli. Drain and rinse the beans. Finely chop the red and yellow peppers. 
  • Put a small non-stick pan on a high heat and add the tempeh blocks with no oil. Cook on both sides till they golden and sear. This will take approx 3 mins on each side. Add 2 tablespoons of tamari and mix well and turn off the heat.
  • Put the large non stick pan on a high heat. Once hot add the chopped spring onions and the carrot. Cook for 1 minute while stirring regularly. If anything starts to stick add 2 tablespoon of water and ‘deglaze’ the pan.
  • Add the chopped red chilli and peppers to the pan along with a tsp of salt. Mix well and leave to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the drained beans, the 2 tins of chopped tomatoes and the chocolate, the smoked paprika and the remaining 1 tablespoon of tamari. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Finely chop the coriander and add and mix through. Serve with the tempeh on top. 


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Calories: 514kcalCarbohydrates: 91gProtein: 26gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 315mgPotassium: 2329mgFiber: 22gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 5081IUVitamin C: 133mgCalcium: 233mgIron: 10mg


Keyword chilli, gut friendly, gut health
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