Hearty Vegan Chili

Vegan chili


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Vegan doesn't mean bland and tasteless food. It can also mean hearty and delicious! Try this recipe out and see if you're still hungry afterward!

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Time needed

25 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 C. yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 C. red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, chopped and seeded
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 2 C. corn
  • 1 1/2 lbs. portobello mushrooms, cubed
  • 2 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 Tbs. cumin, ground
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 4 lg. tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 3 C. canned beans, drained
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cilantro, chopped

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In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, garlic, and serrano peppers, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes.

Add the zucchini, corn, and mushrooms, and cook, stirring, until soft and the vegetables give off their liquid and start to brown around the edges, about 6 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the tomatoes and stir well. Add the beans, tomato sauce, and vegetable stock, stir well, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. Adjust the seasoning, to taste.

To serve, place 1/4 cup of brown rice in the bottom of each bowl. Ladle the chili into the bowls over the rice. Top each serving with a dollop of soy yogurt and spoonful of chopped avocado, if desired. 


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