This National Chili Day we have only one question for you: what if we told you that in order to make your own famous chili, you won’t have to stay up the night before pressing garlic and dicing whole tomatoes; you won’t have to toast your own ancho chiles; you won’t even have to undercook the onions? Instead, you will be able to make hearty, healthy, quick, and flavorful vegan chili in the same amount of time it takes you to watch one episode of your favorite TV show. If that sounds good to you, we hope you will enjoy our selection of delicious vegan chili recipes (including chili cheese fries, hot dogs, pasta, and sweet potato boats) that are easily adjustable, pantry-friendly, great for meal prep, and fit for any budget. Don’t worry, everybody is still going to get to know each other in the pot!
Pantry-friendly, hearty, healthy (and gluten-free!), made in one pot… Need we say more? This chili is packed with protein and does not use any plant-based meat substitutes.
A deliciously creative take on the traditional recipe, this vegan chili uses sweet potato, pumpkin, cauliflower, quinoa, and cozy spices. It will make a perfect addition to your meal prep routine!
Another great way to pair chili and sweet potatoes is to serve it on top of them with a dollop of tahini sauce, cilantro, chili flakes, and a squeeze of lime.
Looking for ways to take your chili to the next level? Try serving it with wild rice and blanched kale, and adding a pinch of cinnamon to it while you’re at it!
Designed to be pantry-friendly, this recipe is perfect for those on a budget and/or a tight schedule. Serve it with some toasted bread and vegan sour cream.
A recipe that will definitely be a hit with vegans and non-vegans alike, this chili is made with meaty marinated tofu and a perfect spice mix. Feel free to make it your own with sides and toppings of choice like vegan cornbread or your favorite vegan cheese!
If you love simple recipes that don’t compromise on flavor, you might want to try this chili that doesn’t require any special equipment or cooking skills, and can be made with only 12 ingredients!
One of the best things about chili is that it’s a great way to make the most of the ingredients you already have at home. This hearty vegan chili is made with quinoa instead of rice, which makes it even healthier.
Yet another reason to make vegan chili at home, is how versatile and substitute-friendly this dish really is. Check out this recipe for tips & ideas on how to adjust the chili to your personal preference.
Ever had chili on a burger? If not, this recipe will likely prompt you to try it (as well as several other ways to serve it)! Or eat it just by itself, because it is that mouthwateringly good.
Another way to make it interesting for yourself is to serve your hearty chili with creamy vegan cheese sauce smothered over a hot dog in a homemade bun. Everything but “beef” in this recipe is made from scratch, but it’s so easy that we’re here for it!
We have already established that vegan chili is one of the best meals to make at home. But have you considered topping it with homemade vegan sour cream? It’s easy and cheap to make your own and it does make a difference!
We’ve already seen chili on top of hot dogs, burgers, and sweet potatoes. But if you want to share the goodness, nothing beats a plate of hot vegan cheesy chili fries!
If you’ve never tried serving your chili on top of a bowl of Fritos, this is the sign you’ve been waiting for. The chili, the poblano cashew cream, even the pickled jalapeños – everything but the Fritos themselves is made from scratch in this recipe, which makes it all the more delicious (not to mention healthy!)
Two comfort food classics coming together – what can be better? This foolproof recipe doesn’t require any fancy ingredients or complicated cooking techniques, and can be made – you guessed it – in just one bowl.
Article by Anna Kot.