Homemade Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Homemade Vegetarian Chili
This recipe for Vegetarian Chili is unlike any other I've had! It's super thick and chunky! It's full of beans, corn, onion, tomato, bell pepper, and chili pepper, and boy is it delicious! At least I think so. But don't take my word for it! Try it yourself!
Like your chili hot, or more on the mild side? That's fine. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like!
Oh, and my favorite way to serve it is topped with fresh cut cilantro!
You'll find the recipe on this page. Enjoy!
Homemade Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Thick and Chunky Vegetarian Chili Recipe
It's quick, easy, and delicious!!
Thick and Chunky Vegetarian Chili
1/2 red chili pepper (or to taste. Perhaps you'll want to use the whole chili!)
1 red bell pepper
1 16 oz can of red kidney beans (or two cups of cooked kidney beans)
1 15 oz can of black beans (or two cups of cooked black beans)
1/2 15.25 oz can of corn (Optional)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 14.5 oz can of whole tomatoes
2 tsp Chili powder (or to taste)
1 tsp cumin (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste (I use a grinder and just grind a little of both in, and then taste)
oil for sauteeing
Fresh Cilantro (Optional)
Chop the onions and begin sauteeing them in a covered skillet on medium heat. Stir frequently. While the onions are cooking, chop the bell pepper and red chili, add them to the skillet and continue cooking. When the onions are tender, add the chopped garlic and sauté 1 more minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour the tomato juice from the can of whole tomatoes into the skillet. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces (or if you prefer, whirl them in the food processor) and add them to the skillet. Add the beans and corn. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring often. (Add 1/4 cup or so of water, if needed.) Add salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro if desired and serve!
Vegetarian Chili Variations
If you prefer your veggie chili to be soupier, use another can of whole tomatoes (or more fresh tomatoes). Pour the juice from the can into the skillet, and then run the tomatoes through a food processor before adding them to the skillet or pot.
It's easy to vary the types of beans used too. I usually use whatever type I have on hand, whether that's Great Northern, Black, Pinto, Kidney, or White. Sometimes I use only one type of bean. Other times I use 2 or more types.
Like Your Chili Soupier?
How Do You Like Your Chili?
More Ways To Vary This Recipe!
If you eat dairy, you may enjoy your chili topped with grated cheese. Cheddar or a Mexican blend is good.
Because I like to add some healthy fats to my meal, I often add some sliced avocado to my own bowl of chili, once it's on the table.
If you are watching your carbs, I'd recommend omitting the corn.
You may like to experiment with different types of peppers too!
Adding Avocado, and Changing the Types of Peppers You Use Are Other Ways to Vary This Recipe!
What Variations Might You Try?
Other Vegetarian Chili Recipes
- Colorful Vegetarian Chili with Chipotle Chilies
Recipe contains: red kidney beans, black beans, olive oil, yellow onion, carrot, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, chipotles, dried oregano, ground cumin, chili powder, sea salt, tomatoes, and cilantro or green onions.
- Stacie's Quick & Easy Vegetarian Chili
Recipe contains: olive oil, red onion, garlic, red kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, frozen corn, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt. and pepper.
- Simple Vegetarian Chili
Recipe contains: olive oil, yellow onion, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, salt, chile pepper, garlic, tomatoes, chili powder, black pepper, kidney beans, garbanzo beans,and black beans.
- Best Ever Corn Tomato Vegetarian Chili
Recipe contains: tomato juice, bulgur wheat, corn, chili powder, oregano, cumin, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, and black beans.
More Of My Vegetarian Recipes
Eggplant Parmesan Supreme - This version of eggplant parmesan is gluten free, and low carb, but definitely not low taste! In fact, it's my absolute favorite vegetarian meal!
Minestrone Soup - Yummm....Fresh veggies, pasta (optional) and a flavorful homemade tomato-based broth!
This recipe webpage was created on 5/6/10.
Page last updated 1/15/14.