The Best Vegetarian Chili in the World


Break out your soup pot and fix up a batch of this delicious, spicy vegetarian chili today! It's ready in no time, and packed with vegetables, beans - and flavor!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ medium onion, chopped

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers, drained

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages vegetarian burger crumbles

  • 3 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed

  • ¼ cup chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and season with bay leaves, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook and stir until onion is tender, then mix in the celery, green bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, and green chile peppers. When vegetables are heated through, mix in the vegetarian burger crumbles. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer 5 minutes.

  2. Mix the tomatoes into the pot. Season chili with chili powder and pepper. Stir in the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and black beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 45 minutes. Stir in the corn, and continue cooking 5 minutes before serving.

    a close up view of vegetarian chili in a bowl, with melted cheese on top
    Natasha Forest Brown

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

391 Calories
8g Fat
59g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 391
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 2571mg 112%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 18g 65%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 80mg 398%
Calcium 230mg 18%
Iron 12mg 65%
Potassium 1289mg 27%

* 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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