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Super Easy Vegetarian Chili

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Super Easy Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian chili with pinto and kidney beans

Even though this vegetarian 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 easy chili recipe won't disappoint.

See also: More homemade vegetarian chili recipes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 can black or pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (any color)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • dash red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 cup TVP + 1/2 cup water (optional)


In a medium to large soup pot, sautee the onion, bell pepper and garlic in the olive oil.

Add tomatoes, vegetable broth and chili powder and stir.

Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Stir occasionally and cook for at least 20 minutes. Add 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 and red pepper flakes. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (from Calorie Count):
One serving provides approximately:
Calories: 334, Calories from Fat: 54
Total Fat: 6.0g, 9%, Saturated Fat: 0.9g, 4%
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 260mg, 11%
Total Carbohydrates: 55.4g, 18%
Dietary Fiber: 15.5g, 62%
Sugars: 5.9g
Protein: 18.7g
Vitamin A 49%, Vitamin C 107%, Calcium 11%, Iron 35%, Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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 5 out of 5
A real winner, Member pattypom22

I have made this recipe many times and my family loves it. For a little variety, I have sometimes added a 1/2 can of corn and a cup of green beans. Also, you can substitute black pepper for chili pepper.

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