Vegan Recipe - Chili

shared by Rebecca Gilbert
  • Vegan Recipe - Chili

    • Prep Time : 20 minutes
    • Cook Time : 20 minutes
    • Servings : 4
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    This vegan chili recipe is super easy to make and stores well for next-day lunches. Serve with crackers or over rice. Perfect for Meatless Monday or any day of the week!

    Optional: Add a “meaty” texture with a faux beef product (Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles works well). Melt some vegan cheese on top (Follow Your Heart melts well).

    Chef’s note: For a smoky flavor, add 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika in at the very end.

    Reprinted with permission from It’s Easy to Start Eating Vegan by Rebecca Gilbert.


    1/2 yellow onion, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/2 large bell pepper, diced
    1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
    1 teaspoon cumin
    14 oz. of diced tomatoes
    2 tablespoons of tomato paste
    1 teaspoon of oil
    15 oz. can of kidney or pinto beans
    1 cup of water
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Optional: 1 package of vegan beef
    Optional: top with vegan cheese


    1. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil or water in a medium-sized sauce pot. Add the onions and peppers. Saute on a low-medium heat until soft (about 10 minutes).

    2. Add garlic, spicy pepper flakes, and cumin. Cook for 2 minutes until garlic turns golden. Add optional vegan beef. Cook for two more minutes until meat is browned.

    3. Add cup of water, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and kidney beans. Stir until well combined. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. Add salt and pepper to taste. Optional: Top with vegan cheese.

    Let us know what you think of this easy vegan recipe: Chili!

    3 Responses to “Chili”

    1. Rebecca says:

      Greg told me the name of the company who made the dragonfly dish :) Always Azul Pottery in Villa Grove, CO

    2. Rebecca says:

      Lovesandart, that is so sweet of you to say! My friend Greg photographed the chili for me and it’s his dish. Let me see if he can remember where he got it :)

      Have a wonderful day!

    3. Lovesandart says:

      This looks amazing! And, may I ask where I can purchase the bowl? The “dish” compliments the dish! Thank you!

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