Granny's Easy Chili


This delicious recipe is a snap to make and tastes delicious! It's vegan and vegetarian, but for those who like cheese, you can serve it topped with cheese, with crackers on the side.

8 servings


  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 5 cloves crushed garlic

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 ounces textured vegetable protein

  • 4 (16 ounce) cans chili beans

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder


  1. In a large saucepan saute onion, garlic, celery and olive oil until onions are soft.

  2. Add to saucepan textured vegetable protein, chili beans, tomatoes, water, sugar, salt and pepper, and chili powder. Stir occasionally, let simmer for 30 minutes. The textured vegetable protein will expand when added to liquid.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
5g Fat
51g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 1420mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 13g 47%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 1003mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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