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Homemade Vegetarian Chili

This homemade vegetarian chili recipe is a healthy dinner full of vegetables.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 327kcal
Cost $.93 per serving


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups cooked beans (I like pinto beans, black beans, and kidney beans)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 chopped bell pepper (or a 4 oz can diced green chilis)


  • Heat the oil in a large pot on medium and add the onion. Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes (until soft).
  • Add the celery and sauté for a few more minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt. Stir.
  • Add the tomatoes, beans, corn, and pepper. Stir and cook over medium heat for a few minutes.
  • Bring the chili to a simmer and heat it over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Serve with brown rice or cornbread. Top it off with any of the following:  scallions, grated cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, cilantro, lime juice, guacamole. Feel free to omit any of the ingredients or get creative and add in some others.


Calories: 327kcal