Ultimate Vegan Chili: The Cozy Bowl of Bliss You've Been Craving!

Hey there, fellow foodies and plant-powered pals!

Today, I'm sharing with you a super cozy and utterly delicious vegan chili recipe that's going to knock your socks off! Whether you're a seasoned vegan or just trying to incorporate more plant-based goodness into your life, this chili is for you. It's hearty, flavorful, and perfect for those chill nights when all you want is some comfort in a bowl.

What You'll Need:

  • A glug of olive oil (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 big ol' onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced (because garlic is life)
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (any color will do!)
  • 2 carrots, chopped (for that sweet veggie goodness)
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped (for a nice crunch)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped (gotta get those greens in)
  • 1 can of corn, drained (hello, sweetness!)
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes (juicy and perfect)
  • 2 cans of beans (I like black beans and kidney beans, but you do you)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste (for that rich, tomatoey flavor)
  • A generous sprinkle of chili powder (2 to 3 tablespoons, depending on how brave you're feeling)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (for that warm, earthy note)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked or sweet, your pick!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano (because herbs make everything better)
  • Salt and pepper (shake it like you mean it)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water (this is your chili's cozy blanket)
  • Optional but highly recommended toppings: avocado (because, avocado), cilantro, lime wedges, vegan cheese, and a dollop of vegan sour cream

Let's Get Cooking!

  1. First, heat up that olive oil in a big pot over medium heat. We're starting off with the basics!
  2. Toss in the onion and garlic. Stir them around until the onion looks all soft and see-through (it takes about 5 minutes).
  3. Throw in the bell pepper, carrots, celery, and zucchini. Give them a good stir and let them hang out until they start to soften and become best friends.
  4. Now for the fun part: add the corn, tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, and all those spices. This is where the magic happens, folks!
  5. Pour in your veggie broth or water and crank the heat up until your chili starts to bubble like a witch's cauldron.
  6. Turn down the heat and let that baby simmer. You want to give it about 30 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally to make sure everyone in the pot gets to know each other.
  7. Once it’s done, give it a taste. This is your masterpiece, so add some more salt, pepper, or chili powder until it's just right for you.
  8. Ladle your masterpiece into bowls and go to town with your favorite toppings.

There you have it, my friends! A vegan chili that'll warm your belly and make your taste buds do a happy dance. Whip this up on a lazy Sunday, and you'll have leftovers to brighten up your Monday (and maybe even your Tuesday). It's a hug in a bowl, and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Stay cozy and keep it spicy!

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A must make this season 🔥🔥🔥


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