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baked potato on white plate with chilli, corn and guacamole

Jacket potato with veggie chilli

Perfect jacket potatoes served with a delicious vegan mushroom chilli. A great dinner that the whole family can enjoy. Suitable for vegans.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people
Calories 570 kcal


For the jacket potato

  • 4 large potatoes or 1 per person
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil optional

For the mushroom chilli

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes optional
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 200 g mushrooms chopped
  • 500 g pack soya mince
  • 400 g tin of kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 400 g tinned plum tomatoes 1 standard tin
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • handful fresh coriander optional

To serve

  • Grilled corn on the cob
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream or vegan alternative
  • Grated cheese or vegan alternative
  • Salad


To make your jacket potatoes in the oven

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Cut a cross on the top of the potato.
  • For a crispier jacket potato, brush with a little olive oil (optional)
  • Bake in the oven for around 1 hour until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

To barbecue your jacket potatoes

  • Light your barbecue.
  • Cut a cross on the top of the potato.
  • For a crispier jacket potato, brush with a little olive oil (optional).
  • Wrap tightly in foil.
  • When the barbecue is hot, either place the potatoes directly in the coals or put them on the grill.
  • They will cook a bit quicker in the coals versus the grill. Cooking time depends on the size of the potatoes but check them at 30 minutes in the coals, 45 minutes on the grill. Test them for doneness with a squeeze or seeing whether a skewer goes in smoothly. (Watch out! They will be hot)

To make the vegan mushroom chilli

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan with a lid.
  • Add your diced onion, stir, reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add your cloves of chopped garlic, stir, and cook for one or two minutes until softening.
  • Add a teaspoon of dried chilli flakes (if using) along with 2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and a teaspoon of dried oregano. Stir well and continue cooking for a minute. Stir in a tablespoon of tomato puree.
  • Add your chopped red peppers and mushrooms, stir well, cover with a lid and cook for 15-20 minutes until soft.
  • Next add the soya mince and cook for a further ten minutes.
  • Stir in the tin of plum tomatoes.
  • Turn the heat up and stir while breaking up the tomatoes with the back of your spoon. Stir well then add a little cold water if needed to loosen the sauce (you may like to rinse the tomatoes out of the tin with the water - I add around 100ml)
  • Add the kidney beans, warm through then season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to a simmer until your potatoes are ready.

To serve

  • Remove your jacket potatoes from the oven or barbecue.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then use your hands to press down on either side of the cross to open the potato. Take care as it will be very hot.
  • Spoon over your chilli and serve with your favourite sides, e.g. guacamole, grated cheese or vegan cheese, sour cream and/or corn. Add chopped coriander to the top if desired.


Calories: 570kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 39gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 690mgPotassium: 1968mgFiber: 21gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1268IUVitamin C: 86mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 14mg
Keyword mushroom chilli
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