This Ultimate Veggie Chili is a go-to fav that I'll eat no matter what the weather is doing outside. It's vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and soy-free, and a meal prep favorite!
We've recommended this veggie chili recipe on our Daniel Fast Food List, and our 4-Day Challenge. It's received great reviews. Once you prepare this a few times, you may be inspired to make modifications like adding some fresh or fire-roasted corn or even shredded carrots. Or substituting collard greens for kale, and so forth.
This veggie chili has 15 key ingredients
- Bell pepper
- Chili powder
- Cumin, ground
- Fire roasted diced tomatoes
- Black beans
- Kidney beans
- Pinto beans
- Low sodium vegetable broth (or water)
- Simple Homemade Date Syrup
This chili recipe uses three kinds of beans: black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans. However, if you only have two or even one of these types of beans on hand, that's completely fine.
You can certainly eat this veggie chili on its own, but I enjoy it with a scoop of short grain brown rice over a baked sweet potato or with a side of Oven-Baked Tortilla Chips for crunch. Other pairing options include quinoa and over a Russet potato.
I love eating the leftovers for lunch the next day. Also, this chili freezes well. So if you find that the pot is too much, or you're just meal prepping, then portion out chili into individual containers that you can freeze to then heat up later.
We hope you love this vegan and oil-free veggie chili recipe. Please rate and leave a comment below. Be sure to share a picture on Instagram and tag us @danielfastrecipes so we can see your creation!Print
Ultimate Veggie Chili
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Diet: Vegan
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- 1 onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeño, finely diced (for less heat, remove seeds and/or use half the pepper)
- 1 ½ cups chopped mushrooms
- 1 bell pepper chopped
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp ground cumin
- 1 28-oz. can of fire-roasted or regular diced tomatoes
- 1 15-oz. can of black beans, drained
- 1 15-oz. can of kidney beans, drained
- 1 15-oz. can of pinto beans, drained
- 2 cups water or vegetable broth
- 2 cups chopped kale
- 1 to 2 Tbsp Simple Homemade Date Syrup
- Salt to taste
- 1 avocado, diced
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Fresh-squeezed lime juice
- Cashew sour cream
Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add diced onion and dry sauté for 3–4 minutes until it starts to brown. Add garlic, jalapeno, mushrooms, bell pepper, and zucchini, and cook for another 3–4 minutes. If veggies start to stick to the pan, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in chili powder and ground cumin with veggies and continue to cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add diced tomatoes and drained beans. Stir well. Add water or vegetable broth and increase heat to medium-high until chili starts to gently boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for another 10 minutes uncovered.
Stir in chopped kale and Simple Homemade Date Syrup, cover, and turn off the heat. When kale wilts and is bright green, the chili is ready!
If using, top with diced avocado, fresh chopped cilantro, lime juice, and a dollop of cashew cream just before serving.
Optional sides include brown or red rice, baked sweet or regular potato, oven-baked tortilla chips, or quinoa.
EQUIPMENT / SUPPLIES
- Cutting board
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Large pot with lid
- Cooking spoon
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Lunch/Dinner Entrée
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: TexMex
Keywords: veggie chili, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans, mushrooms, bell pepper, kale, fire roasted tomatoes, vegan, daniel fast compliant, soy free, nut free, gluten free
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This is the best chili ever, especially when our weather is more than chilly. It’s a quick recipe and so yummy.
Gigi & Sersie
Thank you, Marie! That's a huge endorsement. We're so glad it's a go-to meal for you. It is for me (Gigi) too. 🙂
I love this chili. My family loves it too. You don't miss the meat at all! We usually eat it with brown rice or yams.
This chilli is so hearty, I don't miss the meat at all. Now that there is a chill in the air, planning a large batch to use now and freeze for later.
This chili may is one of my favorites. It’s filled with all the things I enjoy eating and it’s hearty. Just had it for lunch today problem my 4th time making it. Last time I made it for my sister who was visiting me. She came into to the house smelling lovely as it was just ready. She enjoyed so much that when she got home she texted me asking for the recipe! And I sent her the link to here.