Thursday, 20 September 2007

Chilli bean soup with cornbread

I posted a link to this recipe on HealthNuts a while back, so this is nothing really new. Except last night when I made it again I took pictures!

I'm going to repeat the recipe here as well, just so if when I add new recipes here, they'll all be in the one place.

Chilli bean soup with cornbread

With many, many, many thanks to (and a few comments by me in italics)...

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 2 tbs olive oil (I just add a small splush)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 roasted capsicums
  • 2 small red chillies, seeded, chopped (I normally add 3)
  • 900ml vegetable stock
  • 700ml tomato passata
  • 2 tbs sun-dried tomato paste (or some sut up dried sundried tomatoes)
  • 415g can red kidney beans, drained, washed
  • Sour cream and coriander, to serve

Corn bread

  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 175g instant polenta
  • 100g goat's cheese, crumbled (I use half fetta, half cottage cheese normally)
  • 310g can creamed corn
  • 2 red chillies, seeded, diced
  • 1 tbs coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 50g butter, melted (I skip this, or sometimes add a splash of olive oil instead)


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan, add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until soft. Add garlic, capsicum, chilli and cook for 1 minute. Add stock, passata, tomato paste and kidney beans. Stir to combine.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to a simmer for 25 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly, then blend in batches.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  4. To make the corn bread, sift the flour, polenta and 1 teaspoon of salt in a mixing bowl, add goat's cheese, corn, chilli, coriander, honey, buttermilk and butter, and season with black pepper.
  5. Stir to combine and transfer to a greased 20cm spring-form pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Swirl sour cream into soup and garnish with coriander. Serve with corn bread.
  7. Go to heaven cos it tastes so damn good!
Chilli bean soup with cornbread


M said...

I particularly like step 7. LOL. It does look fabulous..

yublocka said...

Definitely my favourite step too:)