Hearty Vegan Chili Recipe

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Discover the enchanting world of dairy-free vegan chili, where each spoonful promises a symphony of bold flavors. This culinary masterpiece transcends labels, offering a rich, hearty experience that goes beyond expectations.

Join us in this savory adventure, celebrating the essence of a chili that’s not just vegan but a tantalizing journey into taste perfection. If you are a fan of one-pot recipes you can check out my collection of One Pot Vegan Meals here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Veggies

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced

Dry Spices

  • 2 tbsp chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • hot chili powder to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • dash of cinnamon

Canned Ingredients

  • Diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes
  • Pinto beans, rinsed and drained (sub black beans if desired)
  • Kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Maple baked beans (sub another can of black beans or pinto beans if desired)
  • Chickenless broth to thin the consistency if needed

Garnishes

Helpful Tools for Cooking

To make your cooking experience smoother, consider having these tools on hand:

  • Large Dutch oven or pot
  • Stirring utensil
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Can opener
  • Measuring spoons
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How To Make This Recipe

In a large Dutch oven or pot on medium heat, add olive oil, onion, celery, carrot, and bell pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.

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Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, cinnamon, and hot chili powder. Toast the spices for about 1 min, stirring constantly.

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Add vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, kidney beans, and baked beans.

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Bring to a boil, then allow the chili to simmer for 25 mins, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking or burning at the bottom of the pot.

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Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with a fresh squeeze of lime and your other favorite chili garnishes.

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Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks for Perfect Vegan Chili

  • Allow the spices to bloom: Toasting spices enhances their flavors.
  • Simmer patiently: Letting the chili simmer allows the flavors to meld.
  • Customize your heat: Adjust the chili powder and hot chili powder to suit your spice preference.

FAQs About Vegan Chili

Is vegan chili suitable for a gluten-free diet?

Absolutely! Ensure your canned ingredients are gluten-free, and you’re good to go.

Can I freeze leftover vegan chili?

Yes, vegan chili freezes well. Store it in an airtight container for future cravings.

What are some creative garnish ideas?

Try adding vegan cheese, crushed tortilla chips, or even a dollop of vegan sour cream.

Can I make this chili in a slow cooker?

Certainly! Adjust the cooking times to low, and let it simmer all day for a rich flavor.

How can I make vegan chili spicier?

Increase the hot chili powder or add diced jalapenos for an extra kick.

chili recipe vegan in wooden bowl with spoon

Vegan Chili Recipe

Explore bold flavors with this dairy-free vegan chili! a culinary masterpiece that defies expectations, promising a rich and hearty experience for every palate.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Fusion, Mexican
Servings 4 – 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Veggies

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced

Dry Spices

  • 2 tbsp chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • hot chili powder to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • dash of cinnamon

Canned Ingredients

  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes, or crushed tomatoes (use crushed if you don't like chunks of tomato)
  • 1 19oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained (sub black beans if desired)
  • 1 19oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 19oz can maple baked beans (sub another can of black beans or pinto beans if desired)
  • 1 cup chickenless broth to thin the consistency if needed

Garnishes

  • lime, cilantro, avocado, jalapeno, sour cream, green onion, grated cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large dutch oven or pot on medium heat add olive oil, onion, celery, carrot, and bell pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  • Next, add garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, cinnamon, and hot chili powder. Toast the spices for about 1 min stirring constantly.
  • Add in vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, kidney beans and baked beans.
  • Bring to a boil then allow the chili to simmer for 25 mins, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking or burning at the bottom of the pot.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve with a fresh squeeze of lime, and your other favourite chili garnishes. Enjoy!

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Conclusion: Vegan Chili

In conclusion, vegan chili is not just a dish; it’s a culinary experience that marries flavor, health, and sustainability. Whether you’re a seasoned food enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of chili, the taste adventure offered here is one that transcends dietary preferences, focusing solely on the pleasure derived from savoring truly exceptional flavor.

18 thoughts on “Hearty Vegan Chili Recipe

  1. Tammy says:

    5 stars
    What a delightful chili, I didn’t miss the meat at all. I have been incorporating more plant based meals over this last month and making it a goal of 2024 to have majority vegan and your site has been so helpful. This made enough for a couple of night which was also a great time saver.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thanks Tammy, this was one of my first go to plant based recipes! Please come back and check for more recipes as i’m releasing multiple new recipes every week!

  2. Bridgette says:

    5 stars
    What a delicious recipe loved it

  3. Peyton says:

    5 stars
    Yum this was a delicious plant based chili, I know so many of my relatives say you can’t have chili without meat. But this has all the flavors and I didn’t miss it at all 🥰

  4. Chelsea says:

    5 stars
    This chili was so good and delicious thank you!

  5. Evadne says:

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe and I had enough to freeze some for later. This is great now I have some extra to thaw when I’m running short on time.

  6. Liora says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe!! Beautiful vegan chilli 😊

  7. Lyra says:

    5 stars
    This was a fantastic vegan chili 🌶️ and I didn’t miss the meat at all! I will be eating this again for the next couple nights and really looking forward to it!

  8. Shannon says:

    5 stars
    Very nice vegan chili recipe simple and yet so flavourful. Loving your recipes 😊 can’t wait for your cook book to come out.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you for the kind words! I’m delighted you enjoyed the vegan chili. Your support means a lot. Stay tuned for more tasty recipes, and I appreciate your excitement about the cookbook! 😊

  9. Shawna says:

    5 stars
    Yum what a delicious chili recipe and I added the maple as per instructions and loved that addition.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m thrilled you enjoyed the chili recipe! Adding maple as per instructions sounds like a tasty choice, and I’m glad you loved that addition. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback!

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