Vegan Chunky Chili

Vegan Chunky Chili

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    4 h
  • Ready In

    16 h 20 m
Krista B
Recipe by  Krista B

“If you are entertaining mixed palettes, 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.”

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Original recipe yields 10 to 12 servings



  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. 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. 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.

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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 not add any green beans, used real garlic instead of garlic powder, and after crumbling the tofu I browned it in a frying pan to give it a little more stiffness. Goooooood chili!!



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 bother to cook the tomatoes down, browned the tofu up a bit first, and only added water as needed as it cooked, which made it the perfect consistency.



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.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 115 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs
  • 19.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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