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The Easiest Vegetarian Chili

A meatless chili that will wow your family and guests. It will taste like you spent hours making it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: chili, meatless, vegetarian
Servings: 8


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 15 oz cans beans red or black or combination of both, drained
  • 2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can corn drained
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water


  • chili powder to taste
  • 3 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheddar and jack cheese
  • Hot sauce
  • Scallions or Cilantro


  • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Sauté onions until soft, stirring occasionally.
  • Add garlic and stir for about 1 minute.
  • Mix in beans, tomatoes, corn, maple syrup, water and all of the spices. Adjust the amount of spices, based on your taste.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to low, simmering for around 20 minutes. The longer you leave it on the stove, the more flavorful it becomes.
  • Serve with toppings of your choosing.