Very Veggie Recipes: Vegan Corn and Bean Chili

June 4, 2020
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If you have the itching for some good Chili, try this savory and protein-packed dish. This vegetarian chill (aka chili sin carne), unlike it’s Texas counterpart, this chili is made with beans. For those movie nights if you want something filling and satisfying try this recipe!


1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can sweet corn
1/2 onion, diced
1 jalapeño, sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 bay leaves
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, diced
2 tsp olive oil
2 cups of water
Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. Add 2 tsp olive oil to a pot. Cook onions, bell pepper, and jalapeño on medium heat. After the veggies begin to release water, add garlic.
  2. Rinse beans and corn in a strainer. Add 2 cups of water to the pot, then add beans and corn.
  3. Add bay leaves, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, oregano, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and chili powder into your chili mixture.
  4. With the lid on the pot, bring to a boil for 1 minute, then reduce to simmer for 2 hours.
  5. Top with diced tomato, avocado slices, and fresh cilantro. Serve plain or with either rice or tortilla chips.

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