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ChatGPT comes through with dinner for me – Vegetarian Chilli with Eggplant

I’ve been using ChatGPT for more and more random things lately, and tonight I asked it to help me out with dinner. I wanted a vegetarian chilli with eggplant, and here’s the recipe I came up with.

The only changes I made to the recipe was to add a tub of tomato paste, as it was a bit too liquid after it had cooked for 20 mins, and I bumped up the green chillis from one to two and increased the amount of garlic.

Vegetarian Bean Chilli


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 red capsicum, diced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded (or not, depending on desired heat) and diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 tin diced tomatoes
1 pot tomato paste
1 tin black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tin kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 tin corn, drained (or use 1 cup frozen corn kernels)
1 cup vegetable stock (dissolve 1 stock cube in 250mL hot water)
1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  2. Stir in the cumin, paprika, cinnamon, coriander, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, black beans, kidney beans, corn, and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the coriander and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, and diced avocado.

Grilled Eggplant:

  • Slice the eggplant into 2 cm thick rounds.
  • Brush both sides of the slices with a small amount of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat.
  • Cook the eggplant slices for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until softened and grill marks appear.

Serve the chilli with fresh guacamole, a sprinkle of cheese and a couple of slices of eggplant on the side.

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