Easy and Quick Vegetarian Chili

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a fast recipe to put together that uses ingredients that most of us keep on hand. It's a very forgiving recipe in that you can easily add or change ingredients and it will still be a very healthy and flavorful dish! I have used the leftovers in tacos or as a topping for tamales.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 cup chopped onion
  • 12 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 12 cup corn (optional)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinse & drain
  • 1 (15 ounce) can ranch style beans, undrained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (1 ounce) package chili seasoning mix (mild or hot)
  • 12 cup water (or more)
  • Optional toppings

  • sour cream (optional)
  • grated cheese (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a pot and cook onion and bell pepper until soft.
  2. Add all other ingredients except those for topping.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Simmer for 15 minutes to an hour to blend flavors, adding water if necessary.
  5. This may also be cooked in a crockpot.
Most Helpful

So EASY and TASTY and HEALTHY. I used white onion, red bell pepper, omitted the corn, and added a 4oz can of diced mild green chilies. We enjoyed this with lowfat shredded cheddar and Lime Crema for Chili, Tacos, Fajitas and More for a flavorful filling meal. I ate this on the South Beach diet. Made for Photo tag.

Engrossed July 29, 2007