Vegetarian Chili

A big bowl of vegetarian chili is the ultimate quick and easy comfort food. Multi-colored beans simmer in a mix of smokey, savory, and spicy seasonings.

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Jessica Gavin


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30ml)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion (138g, 4 ¾ ounces) ¼-inch dice
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper (138g, 4 ¾ ounces) ½-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (10g, ¼ ounce)
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno (3g)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (5g)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (8g, ¼ ounce)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin (4g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander (1g)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (2g)
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup corn kernels (145g, 5 ounces) fresh, canned or frozen
  • 15 ounces canned red kidney beans (425g) drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces canned pinto beans (425g) drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces canned black beans (425g) drained and rinsed
  • 19 ounces diced fire-roasted tomatoes (822g) plus juice
  • 16 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (240ml)


  • Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, once hot add the onions, bell pepper, jalapenos, and salt. Cook until the vegetables are softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, chipotle chili powder, and black pepper, cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  • Add the corn, kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, and diced tomatoes, stir to combine.
  • Add the tomato sauce and vegetable broth. Stir the chili and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook until the chili is slightly thickened about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve chili in individual serving bowls and add desired toppings.


Serving Size: 1 cup of vegetarian chili


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1204mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1068IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 4mg
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