Smoky Vegan Chili


This recipe is a long-time favorite in my house. It's quick to make and is very healthy. The adobo chili is a must. You can find them in a small can in the Mexican food aisle of most grocery stores. This chili freezes well, so double the recipe if you want.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (12 ounce) package vegetarian burger crumbles

  • 1 teaspoon browning sauce (such as Kitchen Bouquet®)

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili beans

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir burger crumbles and browning sauce with the onion until onion and crumbles are coated with sauce; add stewed tomatoes, vegetable broth, chili beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chipotle chili, and salt.

  3. Bring mixture to a low boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the tomatoes and beans are softened, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
4g Fat
30g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1491mg 65%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 934mg 20%

* 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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