Warm, hearty, and packed with fresh vegetables, tomatoes, and a medley of flavorful spices, this Veggie & Bean Chili is a delightful dish that’s perfect for chilly days.

Veggie & Bean Chili


Zesty onions, crisp celery, vibrant peppers, and tender zucchini join forces with rich and juicy stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce creating a colorful and flavorful base for this veggie-packed sensation.


Savor the magic of this slow-simmered chili, where an hour of patient cooking melds spices and beans into a hearty, comforting bowl you will crave. Perfect for any occasion.

Veggie Bean Chili Sauté Veggies
Sauté Veggies & Add Spices
Add Tomatoes
Add Tomatoes
Drain & Rinse Beans
Drain, Rinse, & Add Beans
Veggie & Bean Chili Ingredients
Veggie & Bean Chili Ingredients


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Veggie & Bean Chili

Warm, hearty, and packed with fresh vegetables, tomatoes, and a medley of flavorfulspices, this Veggie & Bean Chili is a delightful dish that's perfect for chilly days.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 -8


  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 4 Ribs Celery
  • 2 Medium Zucchini
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 to 2 Jalapenos
  • 2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • ¼ C Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 28 oz Cans Stewed Tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1-2 15 oz Cans Pinto Beans
  • 1-2 15 oz Cans Black Beans

Options for Serving:

  • Saltine/Oyster Crackers
  • Hot Sauce of Choice
  • Diced Green Onions/Chives
  • Salt to Taste
  • Vegan Sour Cream
  • Vegan Shredded Cheese


Saute the Veggies

  • Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil in a 6 to 8 quart stockpot over medium heat.
    Olive Oil
  • Dice the onion and add it to the pot.
    1 Medium Onion
  • As the onions are cooking, dice the celery, zucchini, and peppers, adding them to the pot as completed, and continue cooking and stirring often.
    4 Ribs Celery, 2 Medium Zucchini, 1 Green Pepper, 1 Red Pepper
  • Dice the jalapeno (and seed if desired to reduce heat), and stir well.
    1 to 2 Jalapenos

Add Seasonings

  • Add the minced garlic and stir well.
    2 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Add the chili powder, sugar, and salt. Stir well.
    ¼ C Chili Powder, 2 tsp Sugar, 2 tsp Salt

Add Tomatoes & Beans

  • Add the stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce to the pot.
    2 28 oz Cans Stewed Tomatoes, 1 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
  • Drain the pinto and black beans and add them to the pot.
    1-2 15 oz Cans Pinto Beans, 1-2 15 oz Cans Black Beans
  • Bring the chili to a slight boil, mix well, and then turn down the heat.


  • Simmer the mixture for at least 30 minutes, up to 1 hour and 30 minutes, with an average of 1 hour, depending on the desired melding of flavors and softening of textures.
  • Stir and check the heat occasionally, adjusting as needed.

Options to Serve With:

  • Serve in bowl and top with favorite toppings.
    Saltine/Oyster Crackers, Hot Sauce of Choice, Diced Green Onions/Chives, Salt to Taste, Vegan Sour Cream, Vegan Shredded Cheese