Hot-Roast Chilli Bean Ratatouille

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Ratatouille and chilli, which is your favourite ?  No need to choose, as I have given you both (excluding the sweet peppers).  I have spiced this dish up to bring to the table a warm hearty delight packed with rich flavours and great texture. It’s very easy to make too – perfect for serving to guests if you don’t have the extra time to spare in the kitchen.  Enjoy !

TIP :   Best served with your favourite rice (ours is basmati), or with Indian bread.  You may also want to accompany this with a vegan sour cream dressing, made with vegan cream, a squeeze of lemon juice, salt, and a drizzle of olive oil – then garnish with herbs of your choice.

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

olive oil for frying

1 spring onion, chopped

1 smallish eggplant (aubergine), cut up into small squares

4 large mushrooms, chopped fairly small

2 zucchini (courgettes), chopped into small squares

1 chilli pepper, cut into 2 strips

salt to taste

2 tsp (10 mL) agave syrup, or other sweetener of your choice

2 Tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar

1 tsp coriander seeds

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 x 14 oz (400 g) tin chopped tomatoes

¼ tsp dried oregano

1 tsp hot curry powder (or mild, if you prefer)

1 x 14 oz (400 g) tin red kidney beans, drained

METHOD

  1. First heat your oil up in a saucepan, then fry up the eggplants for 5 minutes or so – but keep an eye out not to burn them.
  2. Next, add the zucchini, and continue to stir. Lower the heat, and allow to cook until soft.
  3. At this point, add the mushrooms. They will sweat off their wonderful juices – stir, and after 3 minutes or so, add the tomato paste.  Lower the heat, and cover for 2 minutes.
  4. Now add the remaining ingredients, and mix. Cover, and allow to gently cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 300ºF (150ºC).
  6. Transfer the mixture into an oven proof dish, and cover with foil.  Place in your preheated oven, and bake away for a further 30 minutes or so. Uncover, and voilà.! Bon Appétit !

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30 Responses to “Hot-Roast Chilli Bean Ratatouille”

  1. Dan Says:

    Mmmm, looks delicious!!

  2. Miriam Says:

    Dan Hi there and hope you enjoy this recipe. I look forward to your feedback as and when ! Best to you !

  3. Barbara Says:

    Looks like another winner Miriam – thank you. We have the start of winter here, lots of rain (we needed it) and getting very cold especially at night (well cold for us anyway). My point is perfect weather for something like this which will be on the dinner menu this week some :-)

  4. Barbara Says:

    Oh how exciting – this is the first things I’ve ever pinned on ‘pin it’ – I have no idea what I’m doing with ‘pin it’ but it is there and now I just have to find out how to find it again :p

  5. Judie Says:

    Okay…I’m going vegan all the way !! Needed recipes because it’s hard to know what to eat and I’m going on major weight loss program and I ran across this on facebook…looks sooooo yummy …. can’t wait to try this and many of your other recipes in days and weeks to come !!!!

  6. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Judie and welcome here, so great to here you are going Vegan all the way, kudos to you ! I very much look forward to your comments here and trust you will enjoy many a delight. Many vegans that eat sensibly loose that extra bit of weight – the secret I feel is portion size, not eating to late and taking some exercise that takes your fancy ! I have another FB page called Vegan Rejuvenation too, go visit if you wish. Meantime enjoy and thanks for dropping by here. Cheers and Best to you !

  7. Miriam Says:

    Barbara Hi there and welcome here. Thanks for dropping by here with your comments and I do hope you enjoy my recipes. Please feel free to give me some feedback as and when you get a chance after trying the recipes. Meantime, very best to you !

  8. Kate Says:

    Perfect timing! Combat Cape Town’s chill with chilli, curry and rich flavours. You’ve given me inspiration for tonight’s dinner. Thanks! Keep ‘em coming! xxk

  9. The Katz Says:

    We might be trying this one this weekend if we can get the eggplant and zucchini at our neighborhood farm. Regardless, we will let you know how it is when we try it:)

    Can’t wait to try a lot of your recipes! Thanks:)

  10. Miriam Says:

    Hi there The Katz and thanks for dropping by here with your comment. I look forward to your feedback as and when you have made and tasted this dish. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Very best to you in the meantime !

  11. Miriam Says:

    Kate Hi there and welcome here. Thanks for dropping by here with your comment, and I look forward to your feedback on this recipe a and when as well as your future comments on my blog. Very best to you in the meantime.

  12. Lesley Says:

    Made this the other day and it was fab! People at work commented how good it looked and smelled, but they didn’t know how good it tasted!!

  13. Kylie Says:

    I am very thankful for this site..Thank you very much..
    It is hard staying a vegan when your husband isn’t..
    All of your efforts are appreciated…
    Can’t convert him totally but delicious food goes a long way..
    And A big difference can start in small ways..

  14. Miriam Says:

    Kylie Hi there and welcome here. Many thanks for dropping by here with your wonderful comment. Taste is the number one priority to any food – if it’s vegan and tastes every bit as good as non-vegan recipes and sometimes even better, then that all helps in the quest to being, staying and sharing vegan food that brings a smile on one’s face. I look forward to your future comments on my blog. Meantime best wishes to you !

  15. Sarah Morrison Says:

    This looks so good! Plus I have all of these ingredients in my cupboard other than the aubergine. I’ll be trying this recipe this week. Thanks again Miriam!

  16. Miriam Says:

    Hi there Sarah, thanks for your comment – let me know how this goes as and when you make it this week. Best wishes to you in the meantime !

  17. Sharron Says:

    Hi Miriam – Another winner and such a great recipe to make on a week day as it’s so easy. I added some more chopped up chilli into the recipe as I like mine hot. Lovely. :D

  18. Miriam Says:

    Sharron Hi there and thanks for your feedback on this. You must have a very happy household or a very happy tummy presenting recipe after recipe from here from your positive feedback. Huge kudos to you for making this food and enjoying it ! Well done and I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! Cheers. :)

  19. Sharron Says:

    Hi Miriam, I have a very happy tummy, as my wife is still a meat eater, although I did persuade her to eat the Mushroom Walnut and Spicy Quinoa Burger and she liked that. As the main cook in the house she does tend to get more vegan meals than she used to. :D

  20. Miriam Says:

    You’re doing great Sharron. I will be posting up my ‘meatloaf’ today so stay tuned – she will love you all the more for that if she is not vegan, well it is my hope. This dish is really a great one for meat eaters and will go down a storm with roast potatoes and any veg that your wife may already like. By all means make a quick bisto gravy to go with it (the bisto powder is vegan, but the granules I am not sure). Enjoy and come back with your feedback as and when. Cheers to you ! :)

  21. isabelle Says:

    mmm delicious!

  22. Miriam Says:

    Glad you enjoyed or will do Isabelle. :)

  23. Heidi Says:

    Hey Miriam! I chose this recipe because here in Canada it suddenly got super cold after last week being in the 20 degrees pluses and now it’s at zero! So I wanted something yummy and warming. Boy was this a great choice! Even my meat loving fiancée went nuts over this! Such good combination of flavours and spices, we easily finished the leftovers the following day. Thankyou always for sharing your great and delicious recipes! We will definitely be making this recipe again as my fiancée had said: ” make sure you save this recipe!! ” through a mouth full of food! :P thank you again :)

  24. Miriam Says:

    Heidi dear, how kind of you to drop by here with your comment. I am delighted that your fianee loved it too. Allow me to say although this is a good recipe, there are many more and some dare I say it better. So please do try more also at some point. One of my favourite bean ones which is also very warming is this recipe here, in fact I am going to make them for dinner tonight http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/03/15/roti-wrapped-smoked-bean-feast/ Let me know how you find the other recipes too and keep warm won’t you ! :)

  25. Rebecca Cleaver Says:

    Hi Miriam. I made this for the second time last night and my boyfriend and I just adore it. Such a great mix of flavours (especially the coriander seeds and agave), and the beans make it a bit heartier than a regular ratatouille. We had our leftovers cold and they were even better the next day! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  26. Miriam Says:

    Many thanks there Rebecca for letting me know. Glad it was enjoyed to the full. I look forward to your future comments on my blog ! :)

  27. GJL Says:

    This recipe is one I am going to try very soon. It looks to be both delicious & easy! Thank you for another wonderful recipe!!

  28. Miriam Says:

    Hope you try and enjoy it GJL :)

  29. Linda Upfield Says:

    These are the best recipes – and the books are SO worth buying. You won’t regret owning these fantastic books. Friends have taken the recipes and are using them – everyone loves them :)

  30. Miriam Says:

    Linda so glad you love my recipes and my book. Best your way ! :)

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