Canned beans and tomatoes make this quick vegetarian chili recipe ready to go in just 30 minutes. Serve over rice or couscous, or with tortilla chips for added crunch, and add extra toppings as you see fit--sliced scallions, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado and sliced jalapeños are all tasty choices.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2017


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano and coriander; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add beans, tomatoes (with their juice) and water and simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Serve the chili sprinkled with cheese.


To make ahead: Refrigerate chili (Step 1) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 38.6g; dietary fiber 13.7g; sugars 4.4g; fat 11.1g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 14.4mg; vitamin a iu 2344.2IU; vitamin c 39.5mg; folate 28.3mcg; calcium 266mg; iron 4.8mg; magnesium 117.3mg; potassium 800.8mg; sodium 433.9mg.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
I love that this recipe uses ingredients I almost always have on hand and comes together in 30 minutes. It's a perfect weeknight chili (sometimes my husband makes seasoned ground meat on the side for his bowl). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and delicious. I added spinach in place of peppers Read More
Rating: 2 stars
That amount of chili powder has GOT to be a mistake. I followed the recipe exactly and even my dad (who loves spice) couldn t eat it because the chili powder was so overwhelming. It was also too thin in consistency. Next time I make chili I ll probably substitute chili powder for adobo chili s for a richer flavor and not add in as much liquid or let it simmer for a lot longer. If you are thinking about making this start out with only a little chili powder and add more as you taste it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Whoever said this chili had too much chili powder obviously had bland taste and they have way to sensitive taste buds in food this chili is my go to chili recipie only change I made was adding some mushrooms to because I love mushrooms either than that's delicious chili Read More