RecipeThree Bean Veggie Chili

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 32 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11 g
  • Total Sugar: 7 g
    • Natural Sugar: 7 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 260 mg

This hearty vegan chili gets a powerful punch of protein and fiber from the beans, making it a tasty and satisfying meal. I like to fire up the flavor a bit with diced jalapenos, but feel free to adjust the heat to your liking.

Note: Rinsing canned beans in a colander under cold water can reduce sodium by as much as 40 percent.

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 8 Servings
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced (optional)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 4 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can( 15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups water
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Coat a large pot with oil and warm over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Toss in jalapeños, if desired, and cook 2 minutes.

Add peppers and carrots and cook 5 minutes.

Add diced tomatoes, beans, spices, and water. Stir and cover.

Simmer for 5 minutes, covered. Uncover and cook for an additional 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (The longer you let it simmer, the thicker it gets and the more the flavors come together.) Season with pepper and optional salt to taste.

Feel free to top with a dollop of plain nonfat Greek yogurt, a sprinkle of reduced-fat shredded cheddar and/or chopped green onions.

Serving size: 1 cup

Note: Sodium information based on low-sodium canned beans. If using regular canned beans, be sure to rinse thoroughly in a colander under cold water to remove as much sodium as possible. 

Nutrition analysis courtesy of Genesis® R&D