Vegalicious, Easy 4-Bean Chili (vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free)

Veganlicious 4 Bean Chili

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Whether it’s chilly or not outside, it can be a chili-day inside! Especially during football season, this dish is easy to make, simple to serve and is packed with lots  of plant-based protein and nutrients. It’s filling too and will satisfy anyone’s appetite. I added half of a package of Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican Crumbles, but it’s purely optional based on whether you’d like a heavier, “meatier” consistency. The kids, who love a little heat on almost everything, like sprinkling various spicy sauces on it, like Frank’s Hot Sauce and Sriratcha Sauce, but I love this recipe as is. image

Vegalicious Easy 4-Bean Chili (Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

— Ellen Francis, Vegan American Princess

Makes about 6 servings

Vegalicious 4 Bean ChiliIngredients:

  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can lentils, drained
  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 1 can aduki beans, drained
  • 1 28 oz. can San Marzano tomatoes, cut into smaller pieces, including sauce  
  • 1 small-medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn (Trader Joe’s Roasted Corn is a good one)
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, coarsely chopped (Trader Joe’s are soft and easy to cut)
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • (Optional: 1/2- 1 package Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican Crumbles)
  • Garnish: Vegan Cheddar Cheese, Avocado, Guacamole, Vegan Sour Cream,  Sriratcha Sauce, Franks Hot Sauce, Cilantro, Chopped Scallions)

Vegalicious 4 Bean ChiliDirections

  • 1. Put all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  • 2. Lower heat to a low simmer and cover pot
  • 3. Allow to cook on low for 45 minutes. Stir every so often to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  • 4. Spoon into bowls and garnish with whatever you fancy!


xox Ellen

Ellen Francis






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