Chilli Sin Carne

Vegetable Chili - Low Protein PKU Recipes

Vegetable Chili - Low Protein PKU Recipes

This vegetable chilli is a rich, tasty stew easily and quickly made.

The cumin, paprika and oregano gives the traditional chilli flavour, and it can be made “spicy ” hot by adding cayenne pepper to taste.

I have used vegetables that are all freely allowed but if exchanges are required, sweetcorn kernals (35g =1 ex) or baked beans (20g=1 ex) can be added at the last moment to a single portion of the chilli, or serve with ordinary boiled rice (45g=1 ex)

Perfect served with a low protein bread such as Fate flat breads, Tortillas or Chappatis and a simple salad of shredded lettuce.

The chilli can be frozen.


  • 150g onion
  • 150g carrots
  • 150g mushrooms
  • 150g red pepper
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2bay leaves
  • 4 tsppaprika pepper
  • 3tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 400mls passata
  • lOOmls water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Chop or thickly slice the onions. Chop the carrots, mushrooms and red pepper into medium sized pieces. Melt the butter in a pan and add the oil. Put in the vegetables and cook with a lid on the pan for about 5 mins until they begin to soften. Add the bay leaves, paprika, cumin and oregano and stir. Cook over a gentle heat for a couple of minutes to cook the spices.
  2. Pour in the passata and water. Season with salt and pepper, and also add cayenne to taste for a little heat. Stir well and bring to the boil. Cook gently for about 30-40 mins until the flavours develop and the vegetables are tender.
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  1. Thank you very much for the recipes. I’ll try with friends next time for sure 😉

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  2. My 8 month old daughter thought this was delicious, as did I as a non-PKUer. Thank you for sharing it.

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  3. What is passata? could you possibly substitute tomatoe paste for passata?

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  4. Hi Mary,

    thanks for your comment.

    Passata is effectively sieved tomatoes but having looked around a bit, it looks like it may only be available in the UK. This link has an article on passata from a US view point:

    I don’t think tomato paste would be suitable as a replacement, but perhaps a can of chopped tomatoes could be sieved until a smooth sauce is achieved?

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  5. This article on atasrpame is right on the only thing I do not get is way our health system gives it to a lot of their patients it’s like they really do not care if you get well or die. I will not use sugar substitutes I read everything that I can to make sure I do not get this aspartane in my system at all. July 18, 2013

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  6. Being a 27 yr old with pku, I am always looking for new recipes. Thank you for sharing; it was delicious!!!

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