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Best Vegan Chili Recipe with Mushrooms

Best Vegan Chili Recipe with Mushrooms is super special because it has everybody's favorite vegetables & spices along with chili beans.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 298kcal


  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces mushrooms - baby cremini or white button , it can be anywhere from 8 to 12 ounces
  • 1 onion - yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper - diced
  • 30 ounces 2 cans 15 ounces each, diced tomatoes
  • 2 carrots - diced
  • 5 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 30 ounces red kidney beans - 2 cans 15 ounces each, dark


  • Prepare all your vegetables.
  • In a large skillet heat the oil and then add the mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper.  Saute about 10 to 15 minutes or until the onions become transparent and the mushrooms have cooked down a bit.
  • Add the tomatoes, carrots, tomato paste, vinegar and 1 cup of water.
  • Add in all the spices and herbs.  Bring to a boil, cover and turn down to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the kidney beans and cook on a low simmer for another 15 minutes.
  • Serve with a crusty bread or Green Chili Cornbread.
  • Let cool to room temperature.  Package in rigid sided freezer containers.
  • Remove from the freezer and put in the refrigerator overnight because it is a pretty solid mass and will take longer to defrost.
  • Put all in a large saucepan or skillet, depending on how much you're reheating, and heat through.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 1482mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 4815IU | Vitamin C: 40.8mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 7.5mg