Vegetarian chili recipe in a bowl garnished with cilantro, vegan sour cream and avocado.
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5 from 2 votes

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

This easy vegetarian chili recipe is made in just one pot yet packed with veggies, beans and spices. Perfect for a hearty plant-based meal on a chilly winter day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Total Price: $8.09
Price per Serving: $2.02
Servings: 4
Calories: 283kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - $0.10
  • 1 medium onion diced - $0.32
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced - $0.24
  • 1 ½ cups (215 grams) diced bell pepper any colour or a mix - $1.44
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers diced - $0.41
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste - $0.99
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano - $0.20
  • 1 tablespoon cumin - $0.10
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika - $0.12
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder - $0.15
  • 1 cup (90 grams) tvp - $1.53
  • 1 large can (19 oz / 570) grams kidney beans do not drain - $0.75
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder - $0.06
  • 1 can (15 oz / 400) grams diced tomatoes do not drain - $0.69
  • 1 ½ cups (355 ml) vegetable stock - $0.69
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce - $0.04
  • Salt and pepper to taste - $0.03
  • 1 lime sliced - $0.23
  • Optional garnishes: chopped cilantro, vegan sour cream or plain vegan yogurt, diced avocado, tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Heat a pot over medium heat and add the oil and onion. Fry the onion until soft and translucent then add the garlic and fry until fragrant.
  • Add the bell pepper and jalapeño and fry until soft.
  • Add the tomato paste and spices and fry, stirring frequently, for a couple of minutes until the tomato paste darkens and the spices are fragrant.
  • Add the tvp, beans (with the aquafaba), cocoa powder, diced tomatoes (with their juices), vegetable stock and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes to allow the flavours to meld. Stir from time to time and add more stock or water if it begins to look dry.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper if you think it’s necessary. Serve with a slice of lime in each bowl and your favourite chili toppings.

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Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1321mg | Potassium: 829mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 65.7% | Vitamin C: 114.5% | Calcium: 19.6% | Iron: 42.8%