Spicy Smoked Tempeh Chilli

  • Prep: 8 Mins / Cook: 40 Mins
  • Serves 4
  • easy

Our gorgeous smoky tempeh chili is a hearty and filling one-pot dish to delight your family or dinner guests! Gluten free, low in fat, and protein-rich - it's a wonderful vegan recipe for your meal plan! Smoky tempeh served with kidney beans, black beans, mixed peppers and flavored with cumin, paprika and turmeric. Yum!

Gluten Free Dairy Free High Protein


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  • Tempeh Tempeh 200g 1 & 1/4 cups
  • Liquid Smoke Liquid Smoke 1 tsp 1 tsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar Balsamic Vinegar 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
  • Olive Oil Olive Oil 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
  • Table Salt Table Salt 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp
  • Yellow Onion Brown Onion 2 2
  • Garlic Garlic 5 cloves 5 cloves
  • Padron Peppers Padron Peppers 2 2
  • Red Bell Pepper Red Bell Pepper 1 1
  • Yellow Bell Pepper Yellow Bell Pepper 1 1
  • Vegan Worcester Sauce Vegan Worcester Sauce 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
  • Soy Sauce Soy Sauce 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
  • Ground Black Pepper Ground Black Pepper 1/2 tsp 1/2 tsp
  • Ground Cumin Ground Cumin 1 tsp 1 tsp
  • Ground Turmeric Ground Turmeric 2 tsp 2 tsp
  • Paprika Paprika 1 tsp 1 tsp
  • Nutritional Yeast Nutritional Yeast 4 tsp 4 tsp
  • Kidney Beans in Water Kidney Beans in Water 400g 2 & 1/3 cups
  • Black Beans In Water Black Beans In Water 400g 2 & 1/3 cups
  • Water Water 200ml 4/5 cup


  1. 1.Dice the tempeh and transfer to a mixing bowl, add liquid smoke, vinegar, olive oil and salt. Mix well with your hands.
  2. 2.Spread the tempeh mix evenly on a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 mins, then turn the tempeh pieces and cook for a further 5 mins.
  3. 3.Peel and chop the onions. Peel and dice the garlic. Wash and chop the padron pepper and bell peppers. For a milder taste remove the seeds from the padron peppers.
  4. 4.Add olive oil to a skillet on a medium heat, saute onion for 5 mins. Then add the garlic, padron pepper and bell peppers. Stir and saute for a further 5 minutes.
  5. 5.Now add the Worcester sauce, soy sauce, stir and cook for 2 mins.
  6. 6.Then add the spices: black pepper, cumin, cucuma, paprika. And stir to incorporate.
  7. 7.Now add the drained kidney and black beans, add 2 cups of water, stir and bring to a boil. Once the pot has boiled, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 20-30 mins.
  8. 8.Once the tempeh is nicely baked, remove from the oven and add to the chilli mix for the final 15mins or so.

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