Spicy Veggie Chili

Spicy Veggie Chili
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You can never go wrong with a spicy veggie chili. The whole family will love it – it’s crazy healthy, delicious, and works with almost any budget. I use left over brown rice to serve with it, or quickly cook up some quinoa. If I’m feeling more ambitious, I’ll bake a batch of corn bread, but rarely have the bandwidth for this, plus it’s not as healthy as the rice or quinoa (but every once in a while, right?)

I love to use cumin in my chili because it adds a sweetness and depth to the mingling flavors.The chipotle adds a smoky depth.

I like to top my chili with my homemade vegan sour “cream”
This recipe serves four to six.


Spicy Veggie Chili

  • 3 tablespoons veggie broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • One 28-ounce can organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup pinto beans
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 cups cubed zucchini
  • 1 cup organic sweet corn
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Vegan Sour Cream for topping

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup water
Vegan Sour Cream
  1. Place all ingredients into your blender (I used my Vitamix)
  2. Blend on high for 5-7 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed, until very smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer to a mason jar or other airtight container.
Spicy Veggie Chili
  1. Heat the veggie broth in a large skillet.
  2. Add onions and “sauté” until soft. Then add the garlic and spices and sauté for another minute.
  3. Transfer to a slow cooker. Add tomatoes, beans, and veggies. Stir well.
  4. Cook on a low setting for 6 to 8 hours, or medium/high setting for 2-3 hours.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and your vegan cream if desired.
  6. Enjoy your spicy veggie chili!

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