Meatless Quorn Chili

WW Recipe of the Day: Meatless Quorn Chili

This simple vegetarian/vegan chili combines Quorn meatless crumbles, beans, salsa and spices for a speedy, yet delicious, family-friendly meal. And the best part, the only chopping required is for the fresh cilantro—so it's perfect when you are short on time!

Meatless Quorn chili in green crock topped with shredded cheese and lite sour cream from above.

Quorn chili garnished with shredded cheese and lite sour cream

The meat substitute for this protein-packed chili is Quorn, a remarkable product with natural meat-like texture developed in the United Kingdom but commonly found in the frozen food aisles of many markets here in the U.S. Quorn is made from isolated mushroom protein and comes in many forms, including crumbles, pieces, strips, cutlets, patties, burgers and meatballs, fillets, nuggets, wings, and more.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Simple Vegetarian Chili?

According to my calculations, each serving has about 226 calories and:

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

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How to Make Quorn Chili

Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.

Ingredients for making chili, including Quorn meatless grounds, salsa, beans, spices and fresh cilantro on wood table.

Ready to make chili

Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan

Uncooked meatless quorn chili in large sauce pan on stove top.

Adding all the ingredients to the pan

and simmer over medium heat until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Cooking meatless quorn chili in sauce pan on stove top.

Cooking Quorn Chili

Step 3: Divide evenly between four bowls and serve with your favorite garnishes: lite sour cream, non-fat Greek yogurt, chopped avocado, guacamole, lite shredded cheese, chopped green onion, crushed baked tortilla chips, etc.

Step 4: Store any leftover chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Meatless Quorn chili in blue bowl.

Fresh cooked vegetarian Quorn chili

Recipe Notes, Variations & Substitutions

Be sure to use your favorite chunky salsa when making this chili, anything from mild to hot will work well.

Most well-stocked markets will carry instant refried beans. At my local WalMart, I found an assortment of Instant Mexicali Rose flavors including fat-free pinto beans, fat-free black beans, green chile and spicy chorizo.

From the recipe author, Andrew Schloss: "The amino acid structure of chicken eggs is the gold standard against which all other proteins are measured. Of all the non-animal proteins (soy, peanuts, grains), Quorn comes closest to the balance of amino acids in eggs."

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy this meaty vegetarian chili with your favorite garnishes. We like:

  • Lite sour cream or non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Chopped avocado or guacamole
  • Lite shredded cheese
  • Chopped green onion
  • Radish slices
  • Crushed baked tortilla chips, etc.
Meatless chili in green bowl with Greek yogurt and shredded cheese.

Bowl of vegetarian Quorn chili

Ways to Use Leftover Vegetarian Chili

  • Warm up this simple Quorn chili and spoon over a baked potato, or sweet potato, and top with garnishes.
  • Use leftover chili as a filling for stuffed peppers or zucchini
  • Spoon over baked tortilla chips and sprinkle with cheese, then heat in the oven for some simple vegetarian nachos.
  • Makes a hearty filling for roasted acorn squash or spaghetti squash.

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Meatless Quorn Chili

This protein-packed meatless chili is ready in about 30 minutes with minimal chopping, so it makes the ideal family-friendly, vegetarian meal for those days when you are short on time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chili, meatless chili, vegetarian chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 226kcal
Author Peter | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen Quorn Meatless Ground
  • 1 can (about 16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (about 16 ounces) chunky salsa
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup instant refried bean powder (I used Mexicali Rose Green Chile)
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan and simmer over medium heat until heated through, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite garnishes, if desired: lite sour cream, non-fat Greek yogurt, chopped avocado, guacamole, lite shredded cheese, chopped green onion, crushed baked tortilla chips, etc.
  • Store any leftover chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Be sure to use your favorite chunky salsa when making this chili, anything from mild to hot will work well.
Most well-stocked markets will carry instant refried beans. At my local WalMart, I found an assortment of Instant Mexicali Rose flavors including fat-free pinto beans, fat-free black beans, green chile and spicy chorizo.
From the recipe author, Andrew Schloss: "The amino acid structure of chicken eggs is the gold standard against which all other proteins are measured. Of all the non-animal proteins (soy, peanuts, grains), Quorn comes closest to the balance of amino acids in eggs."
Serving size: ¼th recipe (about 1-½ cups)
Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition

Serving: 1-½ cups (¼th recipe) | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.7g | Protein: 19.9g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 16.1g

Recipe source: Homemade in a Hurry: More than 300 Shortcut Recipes for Delicious Home Cooked Meals by Andrew Schloss

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Meatless Quorn Chili