A compilation of easy vegan recipes and posts without using animal products.
We LOVE fixing chili, and this vegan chili recipe is enough for a crowd (or to feed a family for several days). It’s easy to make, nutritious, and quite tasty. Each two-cup serving is only 330 calories but packs 16 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber. Plus, the best part is that this healthy meal is only $1.58 per person! We got it a bit cheaper with a special at Kroger with organic packs of 4 cans for $3.33, instead of $4. Buy large spices, such at cumin, to save money. And Costco has the best deal on maple syrup for $12.50 for a liter.
Protein, fiber, and calories in a pot of vegan chili
|Sweet corn||7 g||7 g||420|
|Beans||147 g||105 g||2310|
|Tomatoes||21 g||21 g||560|
|Celery||0.3 g||0.6 g||6|
|Onion||3.4 g||5.2 g||120|
|Garlic||3.2 g||1.6 g||72|
|Peppers||5.3 g||5.5 g||116|
|Spices||14.5 g||16.3 g||285|
|TOTAL||202 g||162 g||4321|
|Per serving||16 g||12 g||330|
So you’re asking, how do we make this?
We chop two large onions and press a lot of garlic (we love garlic) and sauté the onions and pressed garlic in a large stock pot (at least 8 quarts) in minimal olive oil, about a tablespoon.
Next we take 6 cans of beans of different varieties. I prefer black beans, dark red kidney beans, and pinto beans, but you can add chick peas, great northern beans, or any variety you like. You strain and rinse them to remove the excess starchy water that can cause bloating.
Next you add the beans and other canned items to the stock pot. You will need to add a little water as well, since the contents of the pot will be very thick. Next add the chopped fresh vegetables, spices, and maple syrup for a bit of sweetness if you like.
Let this simmer for 2 to 3 hours while all the flavor sinks in. Letting it cool and sit in the fridge to […]