10 Homemade Vegetarian Chilis With Beans

Here are the best homemade vegetarian chili recipes - complete with beans and vegetables yet completely meatless. If you're looking to make a homemade chili, but aren't quite sure which one to try, here are a few suggestions for the best homemade chili recipes.

  • 01 of 10

    Vegetarian Black Bean Chili With Corn

    Vegetarian black bean and corn chili recipe

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    We love adding corn to a homemade vegetarian chili. It adds the perfect sweetness and just a touch of extra texture to make the chili even more exciting. Just my opinion! Like most homemade vegetarian chili recipes, this black bean and corn vegetarian chili is high in protein and fiber, and low in fat, making it a great choice for a vegetarian dinner for any day of the week. 

  • 02 of 10

    Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

    Black bean vegetarian chili

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    This black bean and sweet potato chili is our all-time favorite homemade vegetarian chili recipe. The combination of the sweet potatoes with the fresh spices just wows the tastebuds. Carrots add some healthy veggies, and the recipe calls for black beans. For a bit of an unusual twist on the basic homemade chili recipes, try this sweet potato chili with veggies.

  • 03 of 10

    Homemade Vegetable Chili With Carrots and Broccoli

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    Load up your homemade chili with plenty of healthy vegetables. This meatless chili with lots of vegetables is another easy homemade vegetarian chili recipe that will help you get your five-a-day servings of fresh vegetables. Great for vegans!

  • 04 of 10

    Homemade Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

    Vegetarian black bean chili topped with fresh cilantro

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    Stick to the basics with this easy homemade chili with black beans, tomatoes, and little else, other than spices and flavors, of course! Add whatever veggies you have on hands, or substitute using your own favorite chili beans in this homemade black bean chili. Cut to the chase with this basic five-star chili - it's one of the best!

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  • 05 of 10

    Tofu Chili With Mushrooms and Bell Pepper

    Vegetarian chilli with red and white beans
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    Add some healthy soy protein to your homemade chili with this meatless tofu chili recipe with kidney beans and veggies. Two users have given this recipe five out of five stars and report that their entire family loved it! Sauteed tofu adds a bit of extra texture to perk up an ordinary meatless vegetarian chili.

  • 06 of 10

    Meat-free Tempeh Chili

    Vegan Tempeh Chil
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    Adding tempeh to a basic homemade chili recipe adds a layer of meaty texture, while keeping your chili low in fat and cholesterol-free. This vegetarian tempeh chili is a simple a versatile chili recipe, open to add-ons; try some grated carrots or zucchini, or perhaps even some black olives for an unconventional touch. If you need a super high-protein chili recipe, this homemade tempeh chili recipe will do the trick. It's one of my favorites!

  • 07 of 10

    Low-Fat White Bean Vegetarian Chili

    Low fat vegetarian white bean chili

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    For something a little different, try this vegetarian white bean chili recipe - it's completely meat-free and much lower in fat than the usual white bean chili recipes, which often include chicken and turkey. It's made with white beans, garlic, celery and corn, and all the usual chili seasonings. 

  • 08 of 10

    Kidney Bean Chili With Mock Meat

    Vegetarian chili with Smart Ground meat substitute

    Miss the meat in your homemade meatless chili? Add some vegetarian mock meat to a kidney bean chili with corn for texture and minced celery, bell pepper and spices for that homemade taste. Top it all off with a dollop of sour cream for another one of the best ways to prepare homemade meatless chili. The five-star user reviews prove this one deserves to be among the best of the best!

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  • 09 of 10

    Super Easy Homemade TVP Chili

    Vegetarian and vegan chili

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    A fool-proof homemade meatless chili recipe with beans, onions, garlic, and vegetarian TVP for a chewy meat-like boost. Several readers have left positive reviews for this spicy chili recipe, so you can be sure that it's tried, tested and true. With over 18 grams of protein per serving, this is also a great recipe for vegetarians, vegans, and athletes.

  • 10 of 10

    Easy Homemade Chili With Barley

    Homemade chili with barley

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    Another healthy, hearty homemade meatless chili recipe that keeps it simple with a short and easy list of ingredients. Add some healthy whole grain fiber to your homemade chili by adding chewy pearled barley. And best of all, this simple chili recipe can be prepared in the crockpot so you don't have to worry about a thing!