Dice the onion, garlic, bell pepper, chilli and dried tomatoes into small pieces. Then throw all these ingredients into a pan with oil and fry them for 3 minutes on a low heat.
1 onion, 1 bell pepper, green, 1-2 clove garlic, 1 chili / jalapeño, 5-6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, 1 tbsp olive oil
Add the broth and water, rinsed and drained beans, lentils, sweetcorn and chopped tomatoes and stir well.
1 cup vegetable broth, ½ cup water, 1 cup brown lentils, cooked, 1 can kidney beans, 1 can tomatoes, ½ can sweet corn
Add the tomato paste and season with salt, pepper, cumin, paprika powder and oregano. Really nice if you add maple syrup. Let it all simmer on medium heat for 20 mins, stirring occasionally.
1 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tsp cumin, ground, 2 tsp paprika powder, 2 tsp oregano, Salt and pepper to taste, 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
Season with salt and pepper and serve with rice, toasted bread on the side, a dollop of (vegan) sour cream and sliced avocado if desired.