One pot chilli non carne with dumplings

One-pot Chilli with Cheddar & Jalepeno Dumplings

4-6 people
45 mins

Jamie Oliver might claim to be the master of one pot recipes, but this one pot chilli with Cheddar and chilli dumplings is the boss!


  • 1 pack Meatless Farm Plant-Based Mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 dried chipotle chilli, soaked in hot water for 30 mins
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400ml vegan beef stock or veg stock
  • 1 tin kidney beans
  • Splash of soy sauce
  • 2 chunks of very dark chocolate


For the dumplings

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g vegan butter
  • 40g Cheddar, or vegan alternative
  • 1 fresh green jalepeno, finely diced
  • 5-10g coriander, finely chopped
  • 150g unsweetened soy-milk
  • Salt & Pepper


  1. Firstly, cook off your Meatless Farm Plant-Based Mince according to pack instructions until nicely browned. Reserve until the sauce is made.
  2. Add a drizzle of oil to a Dutch-oven or crockpot over a medium heat. Chuck in the onion, season with a pinch of salt, cook for a couple of mins then add the cinnamon stick, garlic and spices. Cook for a couple of mins then add the chillies and tomato puree. Cook for 2 more mins.
  3. Add the stock and kidney beans, simmer gently then stir in the Meatless Farm Plant-Based Mince, season with soy sauce and add the chocolate. Stir gently adding back in your Meatless Farm mince and simmer for 10 mins.
  4. Time to make the dumplings. Mix the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper, adding the butter to the flour and making a crumb. Combine the cheese, jalepeno and chopped coriander and mix into the flour. Then add the soy milk to form a dough. Roll into a sausage shape then cut into 6 and shape gently into dumplings.
  5. Pop the dumplings into the pan with the chilli and put the lid on, then in the oven at 180C. for 20-25 mins.


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