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Three Bean Vegetable Chili

This Three Bean Vegetable Chili is a tried and tested crowd-pleaser! Chock full of veggies and beans, it's a great dish to make for meal prep, or you could take it to a potluck for everyone to enjoy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 8


  • 6 celery stalks sliced
  • 4 large carrots diced
  • 2 large onions diced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 bunch of kale chopped into small pieces
  • 1 bunch of spring onions sliced
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced or crushed
  • 2 28oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can kidney beans
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 1 15oz can pinto beans
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 15 dash hot sauce


  • Heat 1-2 tbsp of water on medium heat in a soup pot, and sauté the carrot, onion, and celery for 5 minutes.
  • Add in the pepper, diced tomatoes, beans, tomato paste, Worcestershire, molasses, cacao, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, parsley, hot sauce, and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 25 minutes.
  • Add in the kale, garlic, and lemon juice. Continue to cook just until the kale has wilted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add any additional seasonings to taste, such as extra hot sauce.
  • Serve, and garnish with spring onions, nutritional yeast, avocado, unsweetened plant-based yogurt, etc.


  • If you want to cut down on the time it takes to chop the vegetables you can roughly chop them, add them to a food processor, and pulse until they are diced.
  • You can enjoy this chili by itself or with a gluten-free grain such as quinoa or millet, mashed potato, or corn nacho chips. Our Gluten-Free Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins also go great with this dish.