- 3 tbsps olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 large baking potato peeled and cut into ½ in cubes
- 1 cup dry red lentils
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 30 oz kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 15.25 oz whole kernel corn
- 4 cups tomato puree
- 1 tbsp ground sweet paprika
- 1 tsp spicy chili powder
- salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- 1 pinch white sugar
- 1 bunch fresh chives chopped
The concept of a vegan chili may sound counter intuitive to some who prefer hearty meaty chilis, but everyone needs a chili recipe, even vegans. Chili is just one of those meals that is all too suitable to make. You really only need one pot and the right set of ingredients, and you can have a chili cooking in a manner of hours. Make sure to flavor this chili to suit your palette; no matter what people say a chili has to taste like you.
Vegan chili cannot be anything but healthy when you consider the general disposition of vegan food in general. It inherently lacks the negative aspects found in animal products like saturated fats. This vegan chili in particular makes heavy use of tomatoes. It has literally 4 cups of tomato puree. Tomatoes help to counter diabetes, stimulate blood circulation, treat urinary tract infections and improve digestion. This wonderful fruit also helps to detoxify the body, reduces inflammation, and even prevents premature signs of aging.
How to make Vegan Chilli
Being vegan can cut your carbon footprint in half.