Vegan Chunky Chili

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  • Published Feb 21st
  • Ready In16h 20m
  • Servings10
  • Calories138
If you are entertaining mixed palates, this meal will satisfy all tastes. A from-scratch chili that uses many different vegetables as well as beans, lentils and tofu to provide that 'full' feeling that chili with meat offers. Add fresh parsley and basil to taste, if desired. I prefer to let the chili sit overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Vegan Chunky Chili Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Vegan Chunky Chili for 10 servings:

  • 1/2 cup dry kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup dry white beans, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, soaked overnight
  • 6 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup extra firm tofu, drained, crumbled
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • onion powder to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • chili powder to taste

Vegan Chunky Chili Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook4h
  • Ready In16h 20m

To cook Vegan Chunky Chili, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Vegan Chunky Chili is about 4 hours , and you can serve your Vegan Chunky Chili within 16 hours 20 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Vegan Chunky Chili easily:

  1. 1 Drain and rinse kidney beans, white beans and lentils. Combine in a large pot and cover with water; boil over medium-high to high heat for 1 hour, or until tender.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over high heat, combine tomatoes and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, or until tomatoes are broken down.
  3. 3 Stir the tomatoes into the beans and add mushrooms, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, green beans, celery, onions and tofu. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and chili powder to taste. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours, or until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 138 calories; 1.6 grams of fat; 23.4 grams of carbohydrates; 9.8 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 281 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Oct 10th 2011

    I first have to say, I wish I had the time to soak the beans overnight, but I didn't- I needed a chili recipe for that night. So I used canned beans and didn't soak the lentils (just cooked ...

  2. Jan 18th 2011

    Excellent! Everyone enjoyed it and we did not miss the meat at all (even our pickiest). My only extra ingredient was some cilantro, which I always include in my chili. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Oct 12th 2009

    An excellent recipe, we didn't miss the meat at all, it was plenty flavorful. I didn't have a whole lot of time to make the recipe as stated. I used a can of red kidney beans, a can of whi ...

  4. Jan 21st 2008

    I doubled the recipe, came out excellent, was not too much water for me. I cooked the beans and the tomatoes almost 2 hours, then used a potato masher before combining them with the other v ...

  5. Dec 4th 2007

    Awesome flavor... I omited the fresh tomatoes for canned (so you can eliminate step 2). I also use canned green beans from time to time, and sometimes add some corn. The only thing that I ...

  6. Aug 22nd 2006

    I tweaked this recipe a bit to suit my taste (and time constraints), and it's awesome! I used a can of chili beans instead of soaking all those dry beans, left out the green beans, didn't b ...

  7. Sep 4th 2003

    This was a great change from traditional chili. I did use canned beans and tomatoes instead of the soaked beans and fresh tomatoes. That made it easier and a lot less time consuming for me.

  8. Jan 9th 2003

    I would call this Vegan Chili Soup. The flavour is great, but the only thing chunky about it was the tofu. Go with fresh garlic and a sprinkle of chili pepper flakes.

  9. Oct 8th 2001

    This was some darn good chili for being meatless. Its not a fast meal so plan this for a lazy day or weekend. Pretty easy and straight forward to make. I only did changed a few things. I did ...