Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili


This vegetarian chili is so good even the biggest meat eater is a fan.  Perfect for the Meatless Monday menu or any day of the week. It’s easy and cooks in about 40 minutes.  No one will miss the beef, I promise!

Vegetarian Chili - So easy and delicious you won't even miss the beef! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

You saute onions, garlic and spices.  Throw in the beans, tomatoes and vegetable broth then let cook for 30 minutes.

Vegetarian Chili - So easy and delicious you won't even miss the beef! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

It’s so quick and easy I forgot to take prep photos.  Please forgive me.  I don’t think you will need them to prepare this recipe anyway.

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Vegetarian Chili
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Perfect vegetarian chili that's so good you will never miss the beef!
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 2 (15oz.) cans black beans (1 drained, 1 undrained)
  • 1 (15oz) can of kidney beans (drained)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 (14.5-oz.) cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  1. Drain and rinse 1 can black beans and 1 can kidney beans. (Do not drain third can.)
  2. Saute onion in hot oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add garlic and saute another 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in chili powder, ground cumin, red pepper flakes, pepper and salt; saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in diced tomatoes, drained and undrained beans, and 2 cups vegetable stock.
  6. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve chili with desired toppings.
Vegetarian Chili - So easy and delicious you won't even miss the beef! by Don't Sweat The Recipe


Recipe adapted from MyRecipes


  1. Reply

    I’m pinning this recipe to try this upcoming Lent for a Friday meal! Thanks for sharing it with us for Tuesday Talk! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks, Jessica!

  2. Reply

    I could go for a bowl of this… right now. 🙂 Great pics!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Barbara!

  3. Reply

    This looks very appetizing 🙂 We have a meat eating guest staying with us and I want to cook something for him that he will enjoy, but without adding meat. This might do the trick!

    1. Reply

      I hope this recipe pleases them. My husband (BIG meat guy) really enjoyed this chili. Thank you for stopping by, Joanna!

  4. Reply

    This looks yummy! Great job with your photos too.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    Olivia- Co-Hostess
    Reinvented Collection

    1. Reply

      Thank you Olivia!

  5. Reply

    OMG this looks amazing! I’m trying it out this weekend! thanks for sharing at #funtasticfriday

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Lindsay!

  6. Reply

    Your Vegetarian Chili sounds incredibly tasty, the perfect warming meal for a cold day! Thank you for bringing this recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing.

  7. Reply

    Thank you for sharing your recipe with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party this week! We hope you’ll come back next week for more yummy goodness!

  8. Reply

    Your Vegetarian Chili looks fantastic, we would just love it! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Reply

    Oh I love a good chilli recipe this sounds amazing as I am hungry right now I could do with a bowl of it. lol Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  10. Reply

    With all that goodness, you won’t miss the meat!! Yum!! Thanks for sharing on my Link Party “My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday” !! Hope to see you you tomorrow! Pinned!

  11. Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome Chili with us for The Texas Star Chili Cook Off 2016!
    Miz Helen

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