Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili - Plant Based and Oil-Free

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Vegan Chili
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 9 people
Calories: 257 kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey

This Vegan Chili is plant-based and oil-free.  It uses diced walnuts, canned beans and tomatoes.  

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Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth Add more to keep from scorching
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 10 ounces walnuts diced
  • 12 ounces beer Sub vegetable broth if desired
  • 4 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt add more at the end for taste
  • 1 15 oz can pinto chili beans undrained
  • 1 15 oz can black chili beans undrained
  • 1 15 oz can kidney chili beans undrained
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes undrained
  • 1 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 8 oz can corn drained
  • 1 4 oz can green chilis sub jalapeños for more heat
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar can sub real maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Dice vegetables and set aside.

  2. Line a large stew pot with vegetable broth - about 1/2 cup. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic.  Sauté till onions are translucent.  Watch bottom of pan and add more broth if necessary so that it doesn't run dry and scorch. 

  3. Add seasoning, diced walnuts, beer, and all canned ingredients including beans, tomatoes, corn, and diced chilis. Stir together and bring to a boil.

  4. While chili mixture is coming to a boil, stir together hot water, Masa Harina Tamale Flour, cocoa powder, and agave.  Stir into pot.

  5. Bring to a boil for a few minutes then reduce heat and simmer for the next two hours, covered.

Recipe Notes

You MUST disclose to anyone you are serving this chili to that it contains nuts and alcohol.  Not disclosing the nuts could have serious health consequences.  Nuts normally wouldn't be found in chili so it is especially important that you disclose. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chili - Plant Based and Oil-Free
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 505mg 21%
Potassium 299mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 32.1%
Vitamin C 35.3%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.