Smoky Vegan Crockpot Chili is an easy and nutritious weeknight meal. Prep the night before, start cooking at lunch, and dinner is served six hours later!
Smoky Vegan Crockpot Chili is perfect for your regular dinner rotation. These chili ingredients are found in most typical pantries and it’s such an easy dinner. If you have an extra crockpot, this is also a great recipe to double for a crowd or to freeze extra for another meal.
Vegan meals using typical pantry ingredients are also extremely cheap. We routinely prepare this meal for our family of four using all organic, non-BPA ingredients and toppings for under $10 with leftovers for lunch the next day!
Chili is so versatile. Add extra veggies that are about to expire (i.e., shredded carrots, chopped peppers) and play around with spices.
Smoky Vegetarian Chili Preparation
The first step for this one-pot meal is to gather and prep your ingredients. First, chop the onion and garlic.
Time Saving Tip: Use pre-chopped onion and garlic paste instead of fresh minced garlic.
Next rinse and drain the beans.
Open the packages of tomatoes and broth. Gather all spices and measuring spoons.
Healthy Living Tip: Choose ingredients packaged in BPA free lined cans or Tetra Pak. I always choose tomatoes in a Tetra Pak versus can (even if not organic) due to the fact that tomatoes are acidic and increased leaching of BPA into the food is likely. Read this article for more information!
How to Make Smoky Vegetarian Chili
Once all ingredients are prepped, spray the crockpot with cooking spray. Add the beans, vegetables, and spices to the crockpot. Stir to combine all ingredients.
Set the crockpot to cook on low heat for six hours.
Time-Saving Tip: You may also cook the chili on high for two hours.S
Serving Suggestions and Adaptations for Smoky Vegetarian Crockpot Chili
This Smoky Vegan Crockpot Chili recipe is so flavorful it can be enjoyed on its’ own or you can add your favorite toppings. We love this chili garnished with cilantro and Greek yogurt. Note: If you add Greek yogurt it’s no longer vegan chili; still vegetarian!
Adaptation for Meat-Eaters: The addition of ground turkey or beef will make your meat-eaters happy for little cost and effort.
You may also enjoy shredded cheese, avocado slices and hot sauce to increase the heat! Feel free to switch the beans around based on what you have in your pantry.
Smoky Vegan Crockpot Chili is the ideal meal for most diets. It’s naturally vegan, gluten- and dairy-free. Serve this meal with my Southern Skillet Cornbread and enjoy!
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If you’re interested in other vegetarian one-pot meals, check out this Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry.
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- 15 oz. black beans rinsed and drained
- 15 oz. Great Northern beans rinsed and drained
- 28 oz. chopped tomatoes
- 14.5 oz. crushed tomatoes
- 1 c. white onion finely chopped
- 1 1/2 t. garlic minced
- 2 t. chili powder
- 3 t. smoked paprika
- 1/2 t. cumin
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/4 t. oregano