Your Guide to Creating Vegetarian Chili

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If you’re looking for a warm, scrumptious, and comforting dish to brighten up your day, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of chili. Still, not everyone is after a classic ground beef chili, especially if vegetarian. Here’s how you can create an equally wholesome vegetarian chili for everyone to enjoy.


  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Place a large pot over medium heat and pour olive oil. Add the bell pepper, onion, and carrots and warm for about 5 minutes until soft. Then, add the garlic and jalapeno and cook for another minute.
  2. Pour tomato paste into the pot and stir until it coats all of the vegetables. Add broth, beans, and tomatoes to the mix before seasoning with salt and pepper and all of the other seasonings.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil before reducing the heat. Allow mixture to cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Once complete, pour into bowls and serve with cheese, cilantro, and sour cream.