Vegan Pinto Bean Chili

Pinto Bean Chili
Sarena Shasteen


  • 4 cups (12-ounce bag) frozen pepper and onion mix (if these are larger pieces, grind in a food processor to desired size), thawed or use a fresh mixture of the vegetables
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • One 14.5 ounce-can petite diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups cooked pinto beans (the secret special ingredient)
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground dried coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (this brightens all the me on this one!)

I realize there are about a million and one ways to make chili, so I figured I would make it a million and two. 

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In a pot over medium-low heat, cook the peppers and onions until translucent. Add the garlic and sautée for a minute. Add a little water to the pan if you need moisture to keep the vegetables from burning or sticking.

When the vegetables are cooked, add all of the remaining ingredients except the vinegar to the pot. Simmer for 20 minutes. Then add the vinegar when done. 


Calories per serving:

652 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 31g 48%
  • Carbs 1,248g 416%
  • Saturated 9g 45%
  • Fiber 353g 1,410%
  • Sugars 67g
  • Protein 427g 854%
  • Sodium 5,311mg 221%
  • Calcium 5,641mg 564%
  • Magnesium 3,829mg 957%
  • Potassium 36,526mg 1,044%
  • Iron 216mg 1,198%
  • Zinc 66mg 442%
  • Phosphorus 5,727mg 818%
  • Vitamin A 14,321IU 286%
  • Vitamin C 89mg 148%
  • Thiamin (B1) 8mg 507%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 202%
  • Niacin (B3) 21mg 106%
  • Vitamin B6 7mg 365%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 6,444µg 1,611%
  • Vitamin E 25mg 123%
  • Vitamin K 718µg 898%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 6g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 12g
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