Easy Vegetarian Bean Chili

By Rena |

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Chili is packed with delicious bold chili flavor. Hearty, delicious, and so flavorful, this simple chili recipe is so comforting and makes for a perfect meal the whole family can enjoy. 

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A warm and comforting vegetarian chili recipe that’s super easy to make and so filling. This chili recipe can easily be made into a vegan chili recipe by omitting the cheesy garnishes and the sou cream. Made with red and black beans, corn, bold chili flavors, and Quinoa. This healthy chili recipe is freezer-friendly, filling, delicious, and can be ready in just over 30 minutes.

HOW TO MAKE VEGETARIAN CHILI

  • First, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté until translucent.
  • Then, stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Next, add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and broth, mix until well combined.
  • Stir in beans, corn, quinoa, and green chiles.
  • Season with chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and let everything simmer until quinoa is cooked through about 15-20 minutes.
  • Finally, make sure you stir every now and then to avoid burning on the bottom of the pan. Immediately transfer it to a serving dish, top with shredded cheese and your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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simple vegetarian chili recipe

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you freeze Vegetarian Chili

Store leftover vegetarian chili without the garnishes in an airtight container and freezer for up to 3 months. Simply remove the night before you are ready to serve and allow it to thaw in the fridge, then reheat either in the microwave or on your stovetop. Also, you may then garnish as needed.

What is vegetarian chili made of

Vegetarian chili is made of a combination of a variety of canned vegetables like beans and corn, canned tomatoes, chili spices, and vegetable broth. Often times, other ingredients are added to it like kale, quinoa, lentils, sweet potatoes. Optional garnishes include green onions, cilantro, avocado, jalapenos, sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips.

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How long does vegetarian chili last

Tightly seal Vegetarian chili in a container and store it in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. You can freeze for up to 3 months.

What goes with Vegetarian Chili

Serve this vegetarian chili as a whole meal in its own without sides, or can also be paired with things like:

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easy Vegetarian chili recipe

Easy Vegetarian Bean Chili

Easy vegetarian chili recipe made with beans, corn, and quinoa. Tossed in with tomatoes and bold chili flavors.
4.5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Red Onion diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 14 oz Diced Tomatoes With Juices one can
  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes 2 cans
  • 1 Cup Uncooked Quinoa
  • 5 Cup Vegetable Broth
  • 15 oz Red Kidney Beans drained and rinsed one can
  • 30 oz Black Beans drained and rinsed 2 cans
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn thawed
  • 7 oz Diced Green Chiles one can
  • 2 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions, avocado, cilantro

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté until translucent.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Next, add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and broth, mix until well combined.
  • Stir in beans, corn, quinoa, and green chiles. Season with chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover and let everything simmer until quinoa is cooked through about 15-20 minutes.
  • Make sure you stir every now and then to avoid burning on the bottom of the pan.
  • Immediately transfer it to a serving dish, top with shredded cheese and your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1238mg | Potassium: 1248mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1459IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 8mg
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simple vegetarian chili recipe

kidney and black beans for vegetarian chiliQuick and Easy Vegetarian Chili is packed with delicious bold chili flavor. Hearty, delicious, and so flavorful, this simple chili recipe is so comforting and makes for a perfect meal the whole family can enjoy. 

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