Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili

This Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili has three different beans, a flavorful tomato base, corn, and is full of plant-based protein. So delicious and easy to make! 

I love a good pot of soup. And this Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili has been one of my favorites lately – it is an easy one pot meal and is so full of flavor. All you need is a pot or dutch oven and a handful of ingredients. This chili is also a meatless recipe and contains 3 different types of beans, a little bit of corn, all in a flavorful tomato base.

Plant-Based Protein
One thing I love about this chili is that it’s completely plant-based. So in order to get protein that meat would normally provide, I packed this soup with garbanzo, cannellini, and black beans so you are still getting a healthy serving of protein. Which helps this soup be so satisfying and filling.

Tips for Making This Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili

  • If you don’t have all the beans listed for this soup you can also do navy, pinto, or kidney beans.
  • Add tortilla chips on top for extra flavor and crunch with your soup.
  • Use fire roasted diced tomatoes versus regular diced tomatoes for extra depth of flavor.
  • Make sure you let this soup simmer for proper amount of time (1 1/2 hours) to thicken and develop in flavor.
  • If you have one, use a dutch oven to cook your soup. Dutch ovens are a versatile cooking vessel, and are perfect for slow cooking like soups and stews. This is the brand I use.

This soup is amazing year round – it’s comforting and cozy for chili fall/winter nights. Or just to have any other day for a meatless dinner that’s healthy and delicious. This vegetarian bean chili is satisfying and hearty, easy to make, and is absolutely delicious! Top with cilantro, tortilla chips, and you have yourself the perfect bowl of soup.

Other Vegetarian Soups/Stews You May Enjoy:
Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Italian Kale and White Bean Soup
30 Minute Sweet Potato Chili

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Healthy Vegetarian Bean Chili

Servings 6 people
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cooling Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins

An easy, vegetarian bean chili that is full of plant-based protein, and is so filling and delicious!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: bean chili, vegetarian chili, vegetarian dinner, vegetarian soup
Calories: 350 kcal
Author: A Simple Palate

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 28 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 14 oz. can of each black beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans

Seasonings

  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp (each) chili powder, cumin
  • 1/2 tsp (each) dried oregano, garlic powder, black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of crushed red pepper

Toppings

  • cheese
  • fresh cilantro, minced
  • tortilla chips, crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a deep pot saute diced onion in olive oil with a little salt for 3-5 minutes on medium heat. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and water. Add all of seasonings and stir. 

  2. Chili should cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Cover and let cook down for 1 hour on medium heat, stir occasionally to avoid burning. Add all three beans and corn for last half hour and continue to let chili cook, continue to stir. 

  3. Serve in a bowl with fresh cilantro, cheese, and tortilla chips if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Tips

  • If you don't have all the beans listed for this soup you can also do navy, pinto, or kidney beans.
  • Add tortilla chips on top for extra flavor and crunch with your soup.
  • Use fire roasted diced tomatoes versus regular diced tomatoes for extra depth of flavor.
  • Make sure you let this soup simmer for proper amount of time (1 1/2 hours) to thicken and develop in flavor.
  • If you have one, use a dutch oven to cook your soup. Dutch ovens are a versatile cooking vessel, and are perfect for slow cooking like soups and stews. This is the brand I use
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