|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 102g||37%|
|Dietary Fiber 30g||107%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Even though this easy homemade vegan chili recipe uses canned ingredients, a generous amount of spices are simmered to give it a homemade taste. Vegetarian chili is great to serve for large groups or to bring to potlucks, and this super easy chili recipe won't disappoint. It's one of the most popular vegetarian recipes here on The Spruce Eats and is a great idea for a weeknight vegan dinner. Vegetarian chili made with tofu is also a favorite if you like tofu!
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans (or pinto beans, drained)
- 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans (drained)
- 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1/2 onion (diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 bell pepper (diced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- Optional: dash cayenne pepper
- Optional: dash red pepper flakes
- Optional: 1/2 cup TVP mixed with 1/2 cup water
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium or large soup pot, sauté the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onions are soft. Stirring occasionally.
Next, add in the 1 can of undrained tomatoes, 1/4 cup of vegetable broth, and the 2 tablespoons of chili powder and stir.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add beans. Stir occasionally and cook for at least 20 minutes.
Add the optional TVP and water 10 minutes before done cooking. Of course, the longer you cook chili the better, but if you're pressed for time, 20 minutes is fine.
For a spicier chili, add extra cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes, if you'd like.
Serve and enjoy!
- This recipe is both vegetarian and vegan and it can easily be made gluten-free by using water in place of the vegetable broth. Or just shop around to find a gluten-free vegetable broth.
- Similarly, if you're adding the optional TVP, check the ingredients to make sure yours is gluten-free if needed.