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I love soups, stews and chilis any time of year. However, during fall, as the nights grow longer and the temperatures cooler, I could live on them. Soups are not only comforting, they are full of flavor and healthy nutrients.
This quick bean chili comes together in minutes. It’s perfect for those evenings when the day has been full and busy. Having recipes available that can provide a hot meal in a few minutes lessens the likelihood of grabbing fast food on the way home.
Quick Bean Chili Recipe
This recipe comes together quickly due to using canned goods, instead of dried beans. I chose to use great northern beans, however any canned beans works. This is a moderately spicy chili. Adjust the heat level by adding or reducing the cayenne pepper. Use a small vegetable chopper to make quick work of prepping veggies.
This recipe was adapted from one in Vegan Pressure Cooking.
And here is the recipe for making your own vegetable broth, from scraps! I use this wonderful broth in so many recipes. And it is so easy to make.
Quick Bean Chili
- Pressure Cooker
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup carrots, diced
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 2 large green bell peppers, diced
- 1 small can green chilies, mild or medium
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (add more or less, as desired)
- 2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 can non GMO corn
- 2 cans great northern beans (or beans of choice)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- In uncovered pressure cooker, heat coconut oil on medium heat. I use the meat setting. Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery. Saute for 3 minutes, until veggies soften.
- Add bell peppers. Cook for another minute.
- Add green chilies, spices, canned tomatoes, canned beans, canned corn, tomato paste, broth and water.
- Cover and lock on lid. Bring to pressure and cook for 8 minutes. Allow natural release.
- Remove lid, stir and add sea salt. Makes 6 - 8 servings.
Meal in Minutes
I love using the pressure cooker for healthy meals. In minutes this quick bean chili was ready. And it was oh…so…good! The blend of beans, fresh veggies and seasonings was perfect.
The chili offered even more flavor the next day. And it thickened up to more of a chunky chili consistency.
I’m always looking for a great soup, stew or chili recipe, plant based of course! If you have a favorite recipe, please provide a link in the comments below. I’ll be doing a plant based soup, stew and chili roundup in the near future. I’d love to include yours.
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68 thoughts on “Quick Bean Chili”
This looks fantastic! I love chilli and I always needs a new recipe to mix up my normal recipe I use. Which is a go by the seat of my pants recipe.
This sounds delicious. I think I will make this tomorrow
Hope you enjoyed!
I love chili so much! And I feel like chili that is cooked in a slow cooker always turns out better as well! I will be trying out this recipe in the near future!!
cute & little
That looks delicious and so easy. Pressure cookers aren’t big in New Zealand so wondering if I could cook slower and longer in a Crockpot?
Yes you could simmer in a crockpot or on the stove.
A new pressure cooker recipe is always a good idea! 😉 I love me some chilli, too!
Me too! I could live on soups and chili!
It is coming up to that time of year for soups and stews. This looks good. I usually make a pot of something and freeze meals.
This recipe is perfect for me! Ready under 20 minutes and near-free are usually my requirements. Can’t wait to try this!
I love eating chili, especially during the winter months! I will have to try this out!
This sounds amazing! Especially for the cold winter months ahead.
Yes! I love chili during the winter.
The more I see delicious looking recipes like this, the more I’m thinking that I need to get myself a pressure cookers to that I can try them all!
I love mine!
This recipe sounds so yummy! Two of my 3 kids are vegetarian, so when they visit us, or I visit them we are always on the lookout for great vegetarian recipes. Thanks for sharing!
This chili looks so delicious! And perfect for this time of year. I can’t wait to make it.
It is a great time of year!
Mmm…this looks delicious! I don’t have an instant pot, but maybe it would work in a crock pot, cooking all day? I love the way your recipe looks in your post. It’s very easy to read. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Lisa! Yes this could simmer in a slow cooker or on the stove.
Oh wow this looks so good! It’s perfect for this weather!
My husband would love this! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. 🙂
You are most welcome!
This looks so yummy especially for the colder months!
Yum! Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Thanks. I may make this tonight
This looks amazing! I am a total chili fan!
It’s a great chili!
Looks amazing and so easy to make! Will have to try soon!
It’s very quick!
I love soups too and make them all fall and winter long! Gonna try this one!
I love a good chili and especially an easy one.
This is definitely both!
This looks really delicious, I will try it out this week!
I love chili, especially once it gets colder. Your post has now made me determined to make some this weekend. And I love how chili always tastes even better the next day.
It does! I love how the flavors blend.
Yummy! I haven’t invested in a quick cooker yet. There are 8 of us and I’m sure it won’t cook enough for all of us for a meal.
It might not! I’m only cooking for two!
This looks delicious! Perfect time of year for chili, and any time I can make something this good, this quickly, I’m in! Pinned for later use!
It is a great time of year for chili!
This sounds wonderful and cozy! I’d go for a bowl right now! Mmmm!
It’s so easy too!
I love a good chili recipe! will definitely have to give this one a try!
Yum! I love a great chili! I generally add meat to mine. Beans area great, but I need more!
Yes you can easily add meat!
Sounds delicious – I used to not like chili but I’ve grown to really enjoy it during the winter months!
It’s a great dish for warming us up!
I couldn’t agree more…soups and stews just warm my soul and this looks like a good one to try!
I could eat soup every day!
This looks delicious. I will have to try making it.
I love using great northern beans & I do love a spicy chili! I’ll have to try your recipe! Thank you
It’s good! And you can up the spice level if desired.
Looks super easy to whip up!
It is so quick!