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Best Homemade Chili Recipes


Here are the best homemade 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's a few suggestions for the best homemade chili recipes.

1. Homemade Vegetable Chili with Carrots and Broccoli

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

2. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

This is my all-time favorite homemade 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.

3. Tofu Chili with Mushrooms and Bell Pepper

Add some healthy soy protein to your homemade chili with this meatless tofu chili 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.

4. Homemade Black Bean Chili

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!

5. Tempeh Chili

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 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!

6. Easy homemade chili with barley

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!

7. Kidney Bean Chili with Mock Meat

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!

8. Two Bean Vegetable Chili

With both black beans and kidney beans, this is a homemade vegetarian chili that packs in the protein. Filled with carrots, bell pepeprs and zuchinni, it's also a great way to add fresh vegetables into your homecooked meal. Short on time? Try this meatless chili as a makeahead meal, as it will freeze well.

9. Super Easy Homemade TVP Chili

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. More meatless chili recipes

Still looking for the perfect homemade chili recipe? Scroll through dozens of recipes for homemade meatless chili to find the perfect veggie chili to suit your cravings, whether you need a vegetable chili, chili with cashews, crockpot chili or even a barley chili recipe. Enjoy!
Pictured: Wheat berry and vegetable chili

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