Spicy Vegan Chili


I made this spicy chili by tweaking a family recipe to make it vegan. Great on football Sunday! Cornbread is a great addition to this dish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped (Optional)

  • ¼ cup chili powder

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans

  • 1 ½ cups water, or as needed

  • 1 cup rinsed, uncooked white rice

  • 1 (15 ounce) can corn

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella-style vegan cheese (such as Daiya®)


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Sauté bell pepper, onion, and jalapeño peppers in hot oil until tender, about 3 minutes. Add chili powder, garlic, salt, and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, making sure chili powder does not burn.

  2. Stir tomatoes, beans, water, and rice into the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is fully cooked, about 20 minutes. Check after 10 to 15 minutes if extra water is needed; add 1/4 cup at a time.

  3. Stir corn and black pepper into chili and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve with vegan cheese.


You can use brown rice if you prefer.

Do not halve the amount of beans, even if you halve the recipe. You may double if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
11g Fat
53g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 1405mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 33mg 166%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 703mg 15%

* 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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