Love to warm up with a sweet chili? Try this game-day vegetarian chili on for size! It is a veg chili but hearty enough that your meat eating friends won’t notice!
Sweet Vegetarian Chili
This, my friends, is one of my favorite recipes! It has truly withstood the test of ‘my family’ over many years. I’ve made and taken this easy vegan chili to many football parties and get-togethers, and I always get compliments. This is one of the first “vegetarian” recipes that we ever made!
In the past we’ve made Spicy Vegetarian Chili but if you don’t like spicy foods, you might want to try our vegetable lentil soup. Chili isn’t complete without cornbread! You have got to try this Gluten Free Cornbread recipe.
I remember it was during my Weight Watchers days that I first found it and made it my own:) By the way, if you came here looking for a vegan Weight Watchers chili recipe, it is 3 points per serving, or at least it was according to my calculations YEARS ago! (Leave a comment if you know how many points it is with the newer system!)
It’s been a long time since I did Weight Watchers, but this easy vegetarian chili is still one of our favorites. I go to this meatless chili recipe whenever I need a quick, easy meal for my family or to feed a group.
As written, this recipe serves about six. Double it if you need to feed a crowd! We recently updated the pictures! New pictures but the same great recipe!
Simple Ingredients for Vegetarian Chili
These simple ingredients pack a HUGE amount of flavor! Chances are you have most of them in your fridge, freezer, and pantry!
Canned beans and tomatoes are always in my cupboards. I like to keep a variety of different beans and always have a few cans of fire-roasted tomatoes in there too. You’ll be amazed at all of the fabulous, simple vegetarian recipes you can make with these two canned goods. There is not a vegetarian chili recipe anywhere that doesn’t call for canned beans. Homemade chili pretty much requires them.
From the freezer, we need some frozen corn. Again, I always try to keep this on hand. My kids love it as a side with dinner, and I add it into many of my Southwestern-inspired dishes. Some oil and vinegar, spices, sugar, an onion and bell pepper, and we are ready to go with our vegan sweet chili recipe.
Be sure to check out the Vegetarian Sweet Chili recipe video, we posted!
What is Sweet Chili?
This is what we call a Chili that is more sweet than it is spicy. Some chili recipes are savory, spicy, salty. This one is sweeter, and the sweet offsets the spice of the chili powder really nicely. You can substitute your favorite sweetener for the sugar in the recipe. Try honey or agave, get creative!
Looking for a Vegetarian Paleo Chili? Check out what Perry’s Plate posted! YUM! I love this recipe because you can make it as sweet as you like by adjusting the sugar added.
This recipe also doubles well and freezes well. Leftovers of this vegetarian chili are even better the next day. My husband loves when he gets sweet chili leftovers for lunch. What more can a girl ask for?
How to make Vegetarian Sweet Chili
In a large stockpot, saute the onions and bell peppers until soft.
- Add tomatoes to the pot.
- Add beans to the pot.
- Add spices to the pot.
Simmer for 25 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy!
What to Serve with Vegan Chili
Serve your vegan chili with cornbread, biscuits, or your favorite gluten-free bread or crackers. Top it with cheese or a vegan cheese substitute if you like too!
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Vegetarian Sweet Chili
- 1 T olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1 1/2 cups bell pepper diced (pick your favorite color of bell pepper)
- 6 t chili powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 T balsamic vinegar
- 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes I like fire roasted
- 1 1/2 cup black beans no liquid
- 1 1/2 cup red kidney beans no liquid
- 1 1/2 cup white beans no liquid (Use your favorite white bean)
- 1 cup of corn fresh niblets or frozen
- In a large stockpot, saute the onions and bell peppers until soft.
- Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 25 minutes.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Let’s talk! Leave me a comment telling me your favorite way to “dress” your chili! Do you love to add cilantro? Sour Cream? Green Onions?
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