Perfect Vegetarian Chili Recipe - Better Nutrition

Perfect Vegetarian Chili Recipe


This hearty chili tastes great served over our recipe for Cheesy Macaroni!

Vegan Filé Gumbo recipe.
  • 6Servings


  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped white onion
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 2 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, charred, peeled, and diced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Sliced avocado


  1. Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium until it shimmers. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic; sweat until onion is translucent, 5 minutes. Add cabbage, celery, carrot, cumin, oregano, paprika, coriander, and cayenne; partially cover pot. Reduce heat to medium-low, and sweat mixture until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and broth. Bring chili to a simmer and cook until thickened, 10 minutes more. Add beans and bell pepper; season with salt and black pepper. Serve chili over Cheesy Macaroni and top with avocado.

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