Wicked Good Veggie Chili


Everyone will love this thick, spicy chili made with textured vegetable protein (TVP), kidney beans, and all your favorite chili vegetables and spice.

close up view of Veggie Chili with chickpeas with a spoon
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
8 servings


  • ½ cup texturized vegetable protein (TVP)

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans kidney beans with liquid

  • 2 (12 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 carrots, finely chopped

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) container dairy sour cream


  1. Place the textured vegetable protein (TVP) in water, and soak 30 minutes. Press to drain.

  2. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and saute TVP, onion, and garlic until onion is tender and TVP is evenly browned. Season with salt, pepper, 1/2 the chili powder, 1/2 the cumin, 1/2 the cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Mix in honey, beans, tomatoes, green bell pepper, and carrots. Cook, stirring, occasionally, 45 minutes.

  3. Season the chili with remaining chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper, and continue cooking 15 minutes. To serve, divide into bowls, garnish with green onions and cilantro, and top with dollops of sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
11g Fat
27g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 718mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 148mg 11%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 406mg 9%

* 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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