5-Ingredient Vegan Chili

January 16, 2021

30 Minute Meals

By: Chris Petrellese 

Learn how to make this vegan chili with just 1 pot, 5 simple ingredients, and less than 30 minutes of your time. It’s hearty, full of flavor, and so easy to make!

vegan chili in a white bowl with sour cream, cheese and cilantro

This Chili is the perfect recipe to dig into during the cold winter months– it’s cozy and hearty, plus SO easy to make.

Better yet, this 5-ingredient vegan chili requires ingredients that you might already have at home!

ingredients for vegan chili in small bowls

Here’s What We Need:

  • Onions: a simple yet essential aromatic flavor base to start this dish off right.
  • Beans: we like to use cans of tri-blend beans which contain kidney, pinto, and black beans to add some variety to our chili, but feel free to use any type or combination of beans that you’d like though.
  • Fire Roasted Tomatoes: help to load this chili up with flavor! You can also use cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies if you’d like as well. This will alter the flavor but it will be equally as delicious!
  • Bell Peppers: brings in a touch of sweetness and an extra layer of flavor.
  • Chili Powder: this spice blend contains chili peppers, cumin, onion, and garlic powder that brings our chili to life.

Feeling Extra Fancy?

This 5-ingredient vegan chili is delicious as is, but if you want to jazz up your chili a little bit more, here are a few recommendations!

  • Vegan Meat – Some people like to make their chili extra hearty, and if you are one of these people, we recommend adding some plant-based grounds, or a veggie chicken substitute.
  • Vegan Cheese – You can’t go wrong with topping your chili with some vegan cheese shreds. We recommend using either Follow Your Heart cheddar, or Violife Colby shreds.
  • Vegan Sour Cream – a dollop of this will take your chili to the next level! Forager, Follow Your Heart, and Tofutti all have a delicious version of dairy-free sour cream.
  • Bread Bowl – Why use a regular bowl when you can use a sourdough bread bowl? Have your bowl and eat it too!
a close up shot of vegan chili in a white pot

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vegan chili in a white bowl with sour cream, cheese and cilantro

5-Ingredient Vegan Chili


  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: About 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Learn how to make this vegan chili with just 1 pot, 5 simple ingredients, and less than 30 minutes of your time. It’s hearty, full of flavor, and so easy to make!


Ingredients

  • Oil, for cooking
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 4 (15 oz.) cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans tri-blend beans, drained and rinsed* (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings, such as:

  • Vegan cheese
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions

Instructions

  1. Add about a tablespoon of oil to a large pot over medium heat, along with the onions and bell peppers. Cook until they being to soften, about 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add in the diced fire roasted tomatoes, beans, and chili powder and mix until everything is uniform.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer for 15 minutes. 
  4. Taste the chili and season it with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm with toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Notes

  • We like to use a tri-blend bean blend which contain kidney, pinto, and black beans to add some variety to our chili, but feel free to use any type or combination of beans that you’d like though.
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: entree, chili, one pot, lunch, dinner, beans, bell pepper, onion

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Dustin says:

    Hey! Looks very delicious. Moreover, it’s not too difficult to make so I will try soon. Thanks for your sharing!

  2. Nona says:

    Delicious and really easy to make, thanks for sharing!

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