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How to make:

Classic Vegan Chili

Cozy up with a bowl of the best vegan chili! This easy vegan chili recipe is as classic as it gets – one pot, no fancy ingredients and no fuss!

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
40 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes
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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add oil. When hot, add onion. Cook 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Add vegan ground beef. Break apart into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook 5-7 minutes, until browned all the way through. Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, sugar, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper; stir. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, diced tomatoes with juice, kidney beans, and pinto beans; stir. Turn heat to high and bring chili to a boil. Turn heat to low; simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  4. Top chili with sour cream, cheese, and green onions.


*Examples of this are Beyond Beef Plant-Based Ground and Impossible Plant-Based Burger Ground. You could also use vegan ground crumbles.