Vegan Recipes

Best Damn Vegan Chili

Best Damn Vegan Chili

Warm up your taste buds with this hearty and flavorful Best Damn Vegan Chili recipe. Packed with protein, fiber, and a medley of spices, this chili is a comforting and satisfying dish that’s perfect for chilly evenings or gatherings with friends and family. Made entirely from plant-based ingredients, this vegan version of a classic favorite delivers all the rich flavors and textures you crave, without the need for meat. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply looking for a delicious meatless meal option, this Best Damn Vegan Chili will surely become a staple in your recipe collection.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced (optional, for extra heat)
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • ONE can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • ONE cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • TWO teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Avocado slices (for garnish)
  • Vegan sour cream or vegan cheese (optional, for serving)


  1. Sauté Aromatics:
    • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion, minced garlic, diced bell pepper, diced carrots, diced celery, and diced jalapeño pepper (if using). Sauté for 5-7 minutes until vegetables are softened.
  2. Add Beans and Tomatoes:
    • Stir in diced tomatoes (with their juices), kidney beans, black beans, and pinto beans. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add Corn and Broth:
    • Add corn kernels and vegetable broth to the pot. Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  4. Simmer:
    • Bring the chili to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld together and the chili to thicken to your desired consistency.
  5. Adjust Seasonings:
    • Taste the chili and adjust the seasonings if needed, adding more salt, pepper, or spices according to your preference.
  6. Serve:
    • Ladle the Best Damn Vegan Chili into bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and avocado slices. Serve hot, optionally topped with vegan sour cream or vegan cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes about 6 servings):
  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 14g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Net Carbs: 36g

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