This is my very tasty vegan chili recipe which is always enjoyed whenever I serve it. It is full of delicious superfoods so it is very healthy. Also, it is vegan and gluten-free too.
For this recipe, I cook my beans instead of buying canned ones. Learn how to cook your beans from scratch according to the recipe: How to Cook Beans.
All of the ingredients are very healthy for you and filled with benefits.
Vegan Chili Recipe Ingredients
Mushrooms are more than a delicious addition to your meal, they are full of health benefits too. There are over 140 thousand types of mushroom-forming fungi and there are close to 100 types being studied for their health benefits. A small number have been found to be very beneficial for boosting your immune system. Whether it is a small button mushroom or a large brown one, it is a wonderful superfood to be added to make meal extra tasty.
Onions and garlic are important ingredients in this vegan chili recipe.
WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.
To get the most health benefits from Garlic, let it sit for a minimum of 5 minutes, after cutting and before eating or cooking. Waiting for 5 – 10 minutes allows the health-promoting allicin to form. If you do not let it sit, allicin is never formed, so it is worth the wait.
Carrots – forget about Vitamin A pills. With this orange crunchy superfood, you get Vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging.
Braggs properly known as Bragg Liquid Aminos is a Certified NON-GMO liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans.
Ingredients: Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. Bragg’s has a small amount of naturally occurring sodium. No table salt is added. If less sodium is desired, use a 6 oz. Bragg’s spray bottle and dilute with 1/3 distilled water or to taste and then either add in or spray on food.
Green Pepper has 2 times as much vitamin C as oranges; red and yellow peppers have 4 times as much.
The red of Tomatoes is what makes them full of health benefits, even when you are enjoying them as a refreshing juice or tomato sauce. Tomatoes are fat burning, help prevent cancer and are very heart-healthy food. A very important food in this vegan chili recipe.
Kale is a great detox food that is full of fiber and low in cholesterol. It supports normal blood clotting, antioxidant activity, and bone health while nourishing the immune system.
Now time to make your Vegan Chili Recipe.
Vegan Chili Recipe
- 1 onion chopped
- 1/2 cup mushrooms sliced, optional
- 1 - 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp cumin ground
- 1/2 tsp coriander ground
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/4 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper*
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 carrots thinly sliced
- 3 cups cooked kidney beans and water
- 2 - 4 tsp Braggs
- 1 green pepper or 1 cup chopped kale sliced
- 3 tomatoes chopped
- 1 cup corn frozen works
- Chop the onion, finely.
- Slice the mushrooms.
- Chop the garlic.
- In a pot, sauté the onion, mushrooms, garlic till golden on medium heat.
- Add the cumin, coriander, and oregano and saute for a minute.
- Slice the carrots thinly into rounds and chop the green pepper or the kale.
- Add the carrots, cooked kidney beans with 1 cup of the bean water, Braggs and the green pepper.
- Cook till the vegetables are tender.
- Chop up the tomatoes.
- Add the tomatoes, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
- Cook on medium heat until thick like the consistency of gravy, adding more water if necessary.
- Add corn and cook for 2 minutes.
- Serve this chili with a grain of your choice. I usually serve mine with brown rice or millet.
- Now time to enjoy your 'Vegan Chili Recipe'.
To learn more about the benefits and how to avoid the gas experience of beans go to Beans, Beans and more Beans
If you enjoyed this vegan chili recipe, then perhaps you would like some more bean recipes.
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Adzuki Vegetable Bean Stew Recipe -This aduki bean stew is a simple recipe made with one of the easiest to digest beans; adzuki beans. I love Adzuki beans and this tasty stew is filling and delicious.This stew is a good source of protein and it is good to eat lots of vegetables too.
Spring White Bean and Asparagus Stew – I created this White Bean and Asparagus Stew recipe out for the first time on two dinner guests. That was rather brave! They were good friends, and you never know how some people react to beans.
Delicious Black Bean Stew – This stew is easy to make and filled with nutritious ingredients.
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