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

5-Ingredient Vegan Chili Recipe

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  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: About 8 servings
  • Diet: Vegan


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!


  • 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


  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!


  • We like to use a tri-blend bean blend which contains 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.
  • We like adding 8 ounces of crumbled tempeh to amp up the protein. Saute it with the onions and bell peppers at the start of the recipe for the best texture! 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop