These 15 Meatless Chili Recipes Prove You Don't Need Beef
No one will be saying "Where's the beef?" when they take a bite of these flavorful meatless chilis. Plant-based ingredients like beans, mushrooms, lentils, quinoa, and more make for hearty chili servings that are stick-to-your-ribs good. Vegans can dress up their bowls with a dollop of guacamole or sprinkling of pickled onions, while vegetarians might enjoy a little shredded cheese with a spoonful of salsa.
Pub-Style Vegetarian Chili
Recipe creator sanzoe says, "A spicy but flavorful chili recipe. Trust me, you won't miss the meat! We love to pair this with one of our favorite microbrews."
Quinoa and Black Bean Chili
Summer Vegetarian Chili
"This recipe was delicious and so easy to make," says Ranessa. "My husband loved it, and anything that can get my husband to eat more veggies is wonderful!"
Skyline Lentil Chili
Cincinnati chili, a heavily spiced meat sauce that's often served over spaghetti, gets the meatless treatment with this lentil version. Don't skip the cinnamon or chocolate in the sauce; these add a distinct depth of flavor.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
Reviewer *Sherri* says, "What a difference roasting the sweet potatoes makes in the flavor of the chili. I have made sweet potato chili before but the flavor of the sweet potatoes can get lost in the simmering."
Unbelievably Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Chili
Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili
Black and kidney beans combine with chickpeas for this legume-laden meal. For extra flavor, you can use fire-roasted canned tomatoes instead of plain diced tomatoes.
Instant Pot® Vegetarian White "Chicken" Chili
Traditional white chicken chili is made meatless here thanks to the use of faux chicken. Pinto beans and cauliflower slightly break down in the Instant Pot, adding to the creamy texture.
Meat-Lovers' Vegetarian Chili
Colorado Green Chili
Veggie Vegetarian Chili
Get your daily serving of vegetables in this veggie-packed recipe. Mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, corn, and tomatoes all combine for a boost of flavor and chunky texture.
Peanut Butter Chili
Recipe creator EuroGirl6 says, "Who would have thought beans and peanut butter could go together in harmony? They do, in this satisfying vegetarian chili." Peanut butter adds a distinct flavor and extra creamy texture.
Vegan Chunky Chili
"If you are entertaining mixed palates, this meal will satisfy all tastes," says recipe creator Krista B. "A from-scratch chili that uses many different vegetables as well as beans, lentils and tofu to provide that 'full' feeling that chili with meat offers."
Lucie's Vegetarian Chili
Bring on the veggies with this variety-packed recipe. Classic choices like bell pepper and onions are used, along with more unusual contenders like carrots and celery. The end result is a refreshingly light dish.
Vegan Taco Chili
With hearty ingredients like mushrooms and kidney beans, this vegan chili is ready to be spiced up with your best seasoning blends. Serve with your favorite taco toppings for a satisfying meal.