Veggie Chili

Now that the weather is getting cold, it’s 100% appropriate to make one of my favorite foods: chili! While I love a good meaty chili, this one is different because it is vegetarian. Don’t worry, the absence of meat does not take away from this dish. It’s hearty, full of flavor, and truly satisfying.


Veggie Chili Suggestions

The perfect winter time meal, this vegetable chili recipe truly satisfies. Honestly, you don't even miss the meat. The beans and veggies offer plenty of meatiness and substance.

While you can use any veggies of interest, I especially enjoy carrots and red bell peppers. However, finely chopped cauliflower, diced zucchini, and spinach are great additions as well.

I always serve this chili with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and saltines. But my husband loves to add a dash or two of hot sauce and diced raw onions to his bowl of veggie chili.

Chili Vegetable

Vegetable chili is one of my favorite winter foods! Hearty, full of flavor, and truly satisfying.

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, vegetable
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon coriander optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole or diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 can white northern or navy beans drained


  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add the diced onion, bell pepper and carrots. I would add a sprinkling of salt. It helps the onions release liquid, so they don’t burn as they cook. Saute for about 10-15 minutes or until the onions become tender. Add the minced garlic and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Add the seasonings and continue cooking for 1 minute. Add the beans and tomatoes. If you use whole tomatoes, take your mixing spoon and push down on the tomatoes so they break down a bit. Just a warning – they will squirt! Bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Taste for seasoning.

  2. Serve with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and saltines.

veggie chili in white bowl

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