The Best Vegetarian Chili

The Best Vegetarian Chili
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Veg Chili

With three different types of beans, a confetti of color with multicolor peppers, and a subtle heat that'll tickle your tastebuds, you'll be wondering what you did B.C. — before (this) chili! 

Need inspiration for other vegetarian meals? Click here to see our Best Vegetarian Recipes. 

 

4
Servings
43
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small green chili, seeded and minced
  • 2 Teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chipotle pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded, diced
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can red pinto beans
  • 1/2 Cup low-sodium vegetable broth

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottom pot over high heat. Add the onion and cook unti softened, about 4 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic, green chili, ground cumin, chipotle flakes, nutmeg, and salt and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. Increase heat to medium-high. 

Add bell peppers, stir, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir; bring to a simmer, cooking over low heat, covered, for about 10 minutes. Add the beans and vegetable stock and simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 more minutes. 

Remove from heat and garnish with chopped cilantro (optional). Sharp white cheddar and a dallop créme fraîche pair well with this chili. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
3mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
1mg
0%
Phosphorus, P
8mg
1%
Sodium, Na
68mg
5%
Water
28g
1%

Vegetarian Chili Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Vegetarian Chili Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.