Best Vegan Chili Recipes

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October is National Chili Month. What a perfect meal to enjoy on cool fall evenings. Chili is a spicy tomato based stew. It contains a blend of beans, seasonings, onions,  garlic, peppers and typically, meat. However, I’ve discovered that plant based chilis are just as flavorful, warming and satisfying as those with meat.

This month, or any time this fall or winter, create one of these best vegan chili recipes, all without meat.

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Best Vegan Chili Recipes

Look through this round up of plant based chili recipes and choose one or try them all. Click on the underlined titles for links to ingredient lists and instructions.

Quick Bean Chili

This quick bean chili comes together in minutes. It’s perfect for an evening after a full and busy day. Having recipes available that can provide a hot meal in a few minutes lessens the likelihood of grabbing fast food on the way home.

This recipe comes together quickly due to using canned goods, instead of dried beans. I like 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.

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Best Vegan Chili Recipes – quick bean chili

Four Bean Vegan Chili

I created this recipe shortly after becoming plant based. My dad used to make an amazing chili and this recipe is inspired by his, minus the ground beef.

The simple to make, hearty chili comes together in minutes, and uses easily found ingredients. I used organic, and non GMO, canned goods from the grocery store, with fresh veggies such as onion, green bell pepper and garlic.

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Best Vegan Chili Recipes – four bean

Spicy Lentil Chili

Lentils make a wonderful substitute for beans in this delicious chili. They are inexpensive, easy to prepare and packed with protein. The recipe includes vegetable stock. Make your own with veggie scraps HERE.

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Best Vegan Chili Recipes – spicy lentil

Instant Pot Vegan Chili

This Instant Pot Vegan Chili, from Choosing Chia, is loaded with protein, vegetables, and savory spices! It’s made with two types of beans, and uses a secret trick to create the perfect chili texture.

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Best Vegan Chili Recipes – instant pot. Photo from Choosing Chia.

Vegan Black Bean Chili

From Midwest Foodie Blog, this chili is loaded with more than 50% of required daily fiber per serving and filled with fresh Mexican flavors. This chili fills you up and fuels you through a busy day!

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Best Vegan Chili Recipes – black bean. Photo from Midwest Foodie Blog.

Slow Cooker Vegan Chili

This slow cooker vegan chili recipe, from Happy Kitchen Rocks, delights the taste buds. It’s not only wholesome but delicious and easy to make. Try this vegan twist on a classic comfort food for the chilly days ahead.

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Best Vegan Chili Recipes – slow cooker, Photo from Happy Kitchen Rocks

Do You Have a Favorite Chili Recipe?

I hope you found new chili recipes to try in this round up! As the temperatures dip this month, it’s the perfect season for stirring up a big pot of chili.

Do you have a favorite chili recipe? Share it with me in the comments below!

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