This thick, hearty, and gluten free Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili will fill your home with comfort and FLAVOR! Set it, forget it, DEVOUR it!
BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO BEANS AND I REALIZED WE ARE LEAVING THE BEAN LOVING FRIENDS OUT.
Sorry for the yelling, but I feel very passionately about being a recipe inclusivist 😎
If you fall into the category of “beans in chili lover” than this recipe is FOR YOU.
Why this is the BEST Vegetarian Crockpot Chili
Crockpot chili is a STAPLE in my home in the fall and winter. It’s thick, it’s hearty, it’s flavorful, and OH so cozy on those chilly days. We’ve made healthy white chicken chili in the crockpot and cajun chili in the instant pot along with SO many other chili recipes here on the blog. Today, we’re going to cook up a healthy vegetarian chili crockpot recipe that is slow cooked to perfection, all thanks to the crockpot! It’s rich and tasty and is FULL of good-for-you ingredients that make the most delicious and satisfying meal.
Chili is a fantastic meal because it includes SO many healthy ingredients and incorporates them into a one-pot wonder that is absolutely delicious! For this crockpot chili vegetarian recipe, you will need a bunch of healthy, whole food ingredients and a crockpot! Here are the ingredients required:
- Black Beans
- Kidney Beans
- Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
- Crushed Tomatoes
- Frozen Corn Kernels
- Red Pepper
- Tomato Paste
- Chili Powder
- Smoked Paprika
- Sea Salt
- Cayenne Pepper
- Bay Leaves
How to make Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
Add all the ingredients other than the parsley to your crockpot and stir to combine well.
Cook the chili on either the low or high setting until it is done! It will take a good chunk of time to slowly cook the chili.
Stir in the parsley and use a ladle to serve the chili into bowls. Enjoy!
How long to cook Crockpot Vegetarian Chili
This chili develops such a deep flavor and wonderful richness because it’s cooked in the crockpot slowly. To cook your chili on the high setting, it will take about 4 hours until it’s done. To cook your chili on the low setting, it will take more like 7-8 hours to be done.
Depending on what you grew up with, you might have some strong preferences when it comes to side dishes for chili! Crushed taco chips, shredded cheese and sour cream are all absolutely delicious with this chili recipe. If you want to go more southern with this meal, consider baking up some vegan cornbread for an extra special side dish! This meal is all about comfort!
Whether you made this chili for a weeknight meal for the family or you made a triple batch to freeze for easy grab and go meals, you will want to make sure you store it well so that it keeps until you’re ready to enjoy it. To store this chili in the fridge, simply scoop it into an airtight container. It will last in the fridge this way for about 3-4 days. If you want to extend the life of your chili, I recommend popping it in the freezer because it freezes and thaws really well and makes a great meal on a night when you don’t have time to cook something fresh! Simply scoop it into a freezer safe airtight container or a freezer style zip lock bag and label it with the date. Place it in the freezer and it should last up to 3 months this way!
more vegetarian recipes:
- easy healthy vegetarian stir fry with cashew cream sauce
- one-pot creamy peanut spinach lentils
- vegan stuffed butternut squash
- 1 Can Chickpeas (drained and rinsed. 14 oz)
- 1 Can Black beans (drained and rinsed. 14 oz)
- 1 Can Kidney beans (drained and rinsed. 14 oz)
- 1 Can Fire roasted diced tomatoes (14oz)
- 1 Can Crushed tomatoes (14 oz)
- 1 Cup Frozen corn kernels
- 1 Cup Water
- 3/4 Cup Onion, diced
- 1 Red pepper, diced
- 1/2 Cup Celery sliced
- 2 Tbsp Tomato paste
- 6 tsp Chile powder
- 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
- 2 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
- Pinch of pepper
- 2 Bay leaves
- 1 Cup Parsley minced
- Add all the ingredients, except the parsley, into your crock pot and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.
- Stir in the parsley and DEVOUR!
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