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Vegetarian Black Bean Chilli Served in Lettuce Cups

Recipe by @BonfzBBQBitez

This Black Bean Chili recipe is very easy to do and is perfect if you are having a busy night! Indulge in this food that is delicious, comforting, and it is the perfect companion for a “chilly” night.

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Black Bean Chilli

  • 2 cans black beans (drained)
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup brown rice (pre-boiled)
  • 1 diced celery stick
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 1 diced brown onion
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 6 cloves diced garlic
  • 3 cm diced ginger
  • 2 birds eye chilis
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 6 chopped coriander stalks (leaves can be used for presentation)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Optional: cayenne pepper or chilli powder for spicier taste

Lettuce Cup Condiments

  • iceberg lettuce
  • pickled cabbage
  • red onion
  • greek yogurt
  • fresh lemon Juice
  • fresh avocado


  • Fire up Z-Grill to 135C / 275F
  • Boil your rice (strain and set aside once cooked)
  • On a stove top toast the Paprika & Cumin then set aside.
  • Pre heat oil in a pan (please note this pan will eventually be placed in the Z-Grill, so no plastic handles!) and then add onion, ginger, chili, coriander stalks, carrots, celery, capsicum and lightly fry until they soften.
  • Once softened add the garlic, paprika & cumin
  • Add your black beans and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add your tinned tomatoes and then place the pan onto the Z-Grills.
  • Allow to simmer on the Z-Grills for an hour (while this is happening you may choose to pickle your cabbage)
  • Add your pre-boiled rice. Mix thoroughly and you’re ready to serve.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve with a range of condiments.

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