Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

Hearty, healthy, and delicious vegetarian chili packed nutritional ingredients
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dips, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian Chili
Servings: 10
Calories: 207kcal


  • Large pot
  • Fine-mesh sieve or strainer


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Large bell peppers, diced
  • 2 Medium carrots, diced
  • 2 Stalks celery, diced
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted (do not drain)
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans roasted green chiles, undrained
  • 3 (15- to 15.5-ounce) cans beans, such as pinto, black, kidney, cannellini, or garbanzo, drained and rinsed
  • 1 to 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained


  • Sliced avocado
  • Lime wedges
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Cilantro leaves and tender stems
  • Pickled red onion
  • Sliced jalapeño
  • Sliced radishes


  • Heat the oil. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat until shimmering.
  • Add the veggies. Add the onion, bell peppers, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the spices. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and stir to coat veggies.
  • Add the tomatoes, chiles, beans, and broth. Add the tomatoes and their juices, green chiles, beans, and 1 cup of the broth. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer 30 to 40 minutes. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat as needed and simmer uncovered until the chili thickens to your liking, 30 to 40 minutes. If you prefer a looser chili, add up to 1 cup more broth.
  • Stir in the corn. Add the corn and stir to combine.
  • Serve with toppings of your choice. Ladle the chili into serving bowls and serve with the toppings of your choice.


Storage: Leftovers will keep for up to 4 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories207
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6.4g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
  • Sodium 851.3mg 36%
  • Total Carbohydrate 31.6g 11%
    • Dietary Fiber 10.5g 42%
    • Sugars 5.4g
  • Protein 9.0g 18%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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