• Bari Stricoff, MSc, RDN

Vegan Slow Cooker Chilli

Just in time for the low temperatures this winter, or for the upcoming Super Bowl, this Vegan Slow Cooker Chilli is exactly what you need!


Vegan Chilli with Cilantro and Avocado

Veggie chilli is the meal because it tastes delicious, it's PACKED with nutrients (especially fiber), it's very inexpensive to make, freezes well and stays in the fridge for a while without going bad! I love veggie chilli as a meal prep option, as I can prepackage it in individual containers and freeze for easy and healthy frozen meals.


Although this recipe is vegan, it is very hearty, which is perfect for meat lovers. Or, add ground turkey for a more protein-packed meal!


I have added step-by-step pictures as well, so you know exactly what you are doing!




Vegan Slow Cooker Chilli

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 hours (slow cooker)

Serving: 6-8 servings


Ingredients:

2 Cups Celery, Chopped

2 Cups Bell Pepper, Chopped

4 Cups Carrots, Chopped Bite Size

1 Medium Onion, Diced

3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

2 Cans Crushed Tomatoes (28oz each), less if thicker consistency desired

4 Cans Red Kidney Beans (15.5oz each), low sodium

4.5 Tablespoons Chilli Powder, more or less depending on personal preference

1 Tablespoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Cayenne

1 Tablespoon Oregano

2 Tablespoon Black Pepper

Salt, optional


Directions:

1. Add celery, peppers, carrots, onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes, chilli powder, cumin, cayenne, oregano, and black pepper into the slow cooker or crockpot, set on high for 4 hours (low for 6-7).

2. When the 4 hours are up, mix chilli and adjust for seasoning.

3. Strain 2 cans of kidney beans, but reserve the liquid. Put the beans in a food processor and add liquid gradually until the beans become a paste (not all liquid will be used). Add bean mixture into the crockpot

4. Rinse and drain the remaining 2 cans of kidney beans and add to the crockpot. Mix to incorporate and remain on low until beans heat through.

5. Serve and enjoy!


Optional: Serve with rice, quinoa, faro, cilantro or avocado!


Enjoy! xx

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