Bean Chili
Kid approved hearty, filling and versatile plant based Bean Chili. Make it as spicy or mild as you wish. Serve on its own or over a bed of grains, potatoes and sweet potatoes or squash. Top with a dollop of guacamole and add a side of your favorite bread or quick bread. Freezes like a dream. Keeps for a week in the fridge.
Servings Prep Time
7-2 cup servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
7-2 cup servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 2cups yellow onion2 medium – diced
  • 1/4 – 1/2cup veggie broth or water
  • 4 cloves garlicmedium – minced
  • 1/2cup jarred salsa
  • 2tbsp chili powdermild result – adjust up or down to taste
  • 228 fl oz cans of diced tomatoes760 ml
  • 1 22 fl oz jar of pasta sauce650 ml
  • 6cups kidney beans3 cans of 540 ml (19 fl oz) or 2 cups dried beans soaked & cooked
  • 1package Veggie Ground Round340 grams (3/4 lb)
  • 2Tbsp olive oiloptional
  • salt and pepperto taste
  1. Start by gathering all the ingredients and placing them at your work station. This really does save time and cuts down on pilot/cook error. I move the ingredients to the side once they have been used in order to avoid accidentally doubling up on an ingredient.
  2. Dice onion and mince garlic, keeping separate on cutting board.
  3. Add 1/4 veggie broth or water to a large pot and turn heat to high.
  4. Add diced onion to pot, turn heat to medium high and stir fry for 5-10 minutes until translucent, stirring often and adding liquid as needed.
  5. Add minced garlic to pot and stir for one minute, being careful not to scorch.
  6. Add the salsa and stir for 2-3 minutes until mixture begins to take on a caramelized appearance.
  7. Add chili powder and stir for 1 minute until well blended.
  8. Add canned tomatoes, pasta sauce and beans.
  9. Bring to a boil and then turn down to low and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking.
  10. If desired, add Veggie Ground Round and stir to heat through.
  11. Add olive oil if desired and stir to combine.
  12. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Bean Chili