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Easy Vegan Chili Recipe - Vegan Family Recipes

Easy Vegan Chili

A healthy vegetable loaded, easy vegan chili recipe. Hearty and filling,
Course Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Makes 14 .5 cups
Author Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 large brown/yellow/white Onion diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 large Zucchini sliced, then quartered
  • 4 celery stalks sliced
  • 6 medium sized Tomatoes diced
  • 3 Bell Peppers 1 green, 2 yellow,red, or orange
  • 3 tablespoons favorite Chili Powder storebought or homemade
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 4 1/2 cups 900ml Tomato Puree
  • 4 cups 800ml Water
  • 3 cups Beans of choice - Kidney Black, Pinto etc. (soaked and cooked, or canned)
  • 2 cups Corn
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Avocado - optional diced
  • handful of fresh Cilantro - optional

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Fry onions in oil for 3 - 4 minutes. Add garlic and fry for an additional 1 - 2 minutes until garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add zucchini, celery, tomatoes, bell peppers, and spices to stock pot and cook for 10 minutes over low-medium heat.
  4. Stir in tomato puree and water into stock pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for at least 30 minutes. The longer the chili is allowed to simmer the better.
  5. Add beans and corn and allow chili to simmer for an additional 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve chili hot with avocado and fresh cilantro.

Recipe Notes

1) This is a very kid friendly chili recipe. Feel free to add additional spices such as cayenne pepper or add adobe, jalapeno, or habeneros to give this chili some grown-up heat.