Hearty Vegan Chili

This simple vegan chili recipe, made with TVP, is warm and cozy like a bowl full of hugs! It’s a super easy and hands-off recipe that is perfect for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. Add everything to one pot and let it simmer ‘til dinnertime!


If the weather where you are is as bone-chillingly cold as it is in Philly right now, you’ve definitely landed on the right recipe.  

In this weather, we’re always craving something warm and hearty, a big bowl of comfort, basically.  Because let’s face it – winter is all about the comfort food!

And this hearty vegan chili recipe is exactly that – pure warmth and comfort, like a big bowl of hugs.  Okay, maybe that’s a BIT over-the-top, but you catch my drift. 😉

Simple vegan chili recipe, made with TVP, is warm and cozy like a bowl full of hugs! It’s a super easy and hands-off recipe that is perfect for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. Add everything to one pot and let it simmer. #vegan #veganchili #chili #plantbased // plantpowercouple.com

T has been making this chili for forever, and each year we alter it slightly, making small improvements here and there. It’s like a big fun chili adventure!

But, I gotta admit: This year, I think we really nailed it!

Why We Love This Vegan Chili

  • It’s easy AF. Just chop a few veggies, throw everything in a pot, and let it simmer on the stove while you do you!
  • It’s warm and cozy and FULL of flavor! Chili is ALL about the flavor and this recipe does not disappoint (thanks in a large part to our new homemade chili seasoning).
  • It’s customizable! We’ve included ideas to either turn up the heat or cool things down, keeping everyone at the table happy.
  • It’s the perfect base for a vegan chili bar. Bring on ALL the toppings!
  • MEAL PREP CITY. Prep it, fridge it, freeze it. The recipe makes a lot.
Simple vegan chili recipe, made with TVP, is warm and cozy like a bowl full of hugs! It’s a super easy and hands-off recipe that is perfect for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. Add everything to one pot and let it simmer. #vegan #veganchili #chili #plantbased // plantpowercouple.com

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Simple vegan chili recipe, made with TVP, is warm and cozy like a bowl full of hugs! It’s a super easy and hands-off recipe that is perfect for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. Add everything to one pot and let it simmer. #vegan #veganchili #chili #plantbased // plantpowercouple.com

Hearty Vegan Chili

Terrence Roche
This simple vegan chili recipe, made with TVP, is warm and cozy like a bowl full of hugs! It’s a super easy and hands-off recipe that is perfect for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. Add everything to one pot and let it simmer ‘til dinnertime!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large green pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 large white or yellow onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 2 28- oz. cans diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 ½ cups dry TVP
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup chili seasoning
  • 1 15 oz. can yellow corn drained
  • 2 15- oz cans beans drained (We use 1 can black beans + 1 kidney beans.)

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot on medium high heat. When hot, add the peppers, onions, and carrots along with a pinch of salt and saute for 3-5 minutes or until the onions are fragrant.
  • Add the tomatoes, water, TVP, and chili seasoning and stir. Turn the heat to medium low, cover the pot, and let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the corn and beans. Stir, cover, and let it simmer for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve this vegan chili hot, topped with cilantro, vegan cheese shreds, chopped green onions, dairy-free sour cream, the works! See notes for ideas to cut / intensify the heat. You can store leftovers for up to a week in the fridge or 2 months in the freezer. Enjoy!

Notes

TO CUT THE HEAT: (1) Add 1 Tbsp peanut butter to the chili (and more to each bowl if needed) (2) Add a traditional dollop of vegan sour cream or ranch.
TO INTENSIFY HEAT: (1) Keep the seeds with the jalapeno, or just puree jalapeno - seeds and all - with the water (2) Branch out to some of the truly hot chilis and peppers (3) Saute extra ½ tsp - 1 tsp red pepper flakes with the onion and peppers (4) Add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
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Simple vegan chili recipe, made with TVP, is warm and cozy like a bowl full of hugs! It’s a super easy and hands-off recipe that is perfect for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. Add everything to one pot and let it simmer. #vegan #veganchili #chili #plantbased // plantpowercouple.com

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2 Comments

  1. I've been reading some negative things about TVP being highly over processed and that soy curls are a much better choice. Could soy curls be easily substituted in this recipe?

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