Just wanted to let you know that this chunky and delicious Instant Pot Meatless Easy Vegan Chili Recipe is sponsored by my plant-protein loving friends over at Gardein!
This Vegan Chili Recipe is a quick, delicious weeknight dinner that’s packed with plant-based protein! Even meat-eaters will love it!
PIN Instant Pot Meatless Easy Vegan Chili Recipe
Oh hi, it’s me again. Your new best food friend instant pot chili.
I just figured that you were a very important person who lives a VRY VRY busy-important-person kinda life, so you just might need another stupid-easy dinner recipe to whip out of your back pocket.
I also thought that since the temperature has (finally!) cooled down, you might be VERY into face-planting into yet another bowl of cozy, slurpy and THICK chili, swirling with spicy cumin, tender tomatoes and chewy beans. Wiiiiith a few other secret ingredients <–SUSPENSE.
Okay, this is the real Taylor talking again. Not “Taylor-who-is-akwardly-trying-to-make-you-think-your-soon-to-be-dinner-is-talking-to-you Taylor.” Hi!
Like awkward-chili-me just said, I know it’s only been a hot minute since we had keto chili but, YOU GUYS, this one has a TWIST. A SURPRISE.
We’re giving one of my current favorite “go to” dinner recipes (because, HELLO, it’s so easy!) a little MEATLESS upgrade! This is a VEGETARIAN chili recipe. And, not to toot my own horn or anything, it’s the best vegan chili that you’re ever gonna taste, for REAL.
Current life happenings are looking something like me going meat-free a lot more than usual. <– Nope, not just on Monday’s. Doin’ the meatless mambo a FEW times a week over here.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have a carnivorous inner-soul, B-U-T I’ve been trying to balance it out with eating more vegetable friends.
And, CONFESSION, I can tell a difference in how I feel. My tummy is happy, less bloat-y and it just FEELS good.[click_to_tweet tweet=”Update your chili with this meatless, #vegan chili recipe made in the #InstantPot! @Gardein” quote=”Update your chili with this meatless, #vegan chili recipe made in the #InstantPot! @Gardein” theme=”style2″]
Kinda like how a bowl of this plant-protein PACKED (HI MUSCLES) bowl of homemade vegetarian chili is going to make yours feel to. LOVE <3
I used Gardein (garden+protein=Gardein!) Beefless Ground as a super-sneaky ground beef switch and, you guys, it’s just so awesome. It’s perfectly crumbly and a little bit chunky, and has this texture that will make you flip your lid when you realize that – PSYCH – you are actually not eating the most meat-y, carnivore-y chili recipe.
The fun part about Mr.FFF not being home during the week is that he isn’t around to see what I put into my recipes. I didn’t tell him about the vegetarian situation at hand and you know what? HE ATE 3 BOWLS of this Instant Pot meatless easy vegan chili recipe without even batting one of his (annoyingly long and perfect) eyelashes.
If I had a dancing GIF, I would insert here right here. RIGHT NOW.
Gardein has 30 delicious, vegan friendly and non-GMO products that are all made from wholesome soy, wheat and pea proteins, along with real-food veggies and ancient grains! <– The beefless ground packs 18g of plant protein per serving! Also, check out that FIBER.
Pump, pump, pump, PUMP IT UP.
Plant style, of course.
How to make vegan chili
Making a vegan chili is almost exactly like making a “normal” chili in the sense that you follow all the same steps:
- Slice your veggies and sauté them until they soften.
- Add in your spices and cook until nice and fragrant – your nose will KNOW when the time is right!
- Add in all your “liquid” ingredients like diced tomatoes (the fire roasted kind adds an ADDICTING smoky PUNCH) tomato sauce and tomato paste.
- Simmer it all together until it’s thick, bubbly and downright MAGIC in a pot (or, in our case, the Instant Pot!)
- THE SWITCH: Now you stir in your beefless ground until it’s warmed and you’re ready to get your slurp on.
Serve it with a side of sweet vegan cornbread and you will 100% not be mad at all about your dinner-eating-life-decisions.
Other Recipes You Might Like:
Instant Pot Meatless Easy Vegan Chili Recipe
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 Cup Onion, Diced
- 1 Red pepper, Diced
- 1/3 Cup Celery, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
- 4 tsp Chile powder
- 2 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp Ground Allspice
- 1 Can Dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 Can Fire roasted diced tomatoes (14oz)
- 1 Can Crushed tomatoes (14oz)
- 2 Tbsp Tomato paste
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 2 Bay leaves
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1 Bag Gardein Beefless Ground
- 1/4 Cup Parsley, Minced
- Pour the oil in your Instant Pot and turn it to sauté mode. Once hot, sauté the onion, pepper, celery and garlic until they begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
- Add in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne and Allspice and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
- Add all the remaining ingredients, except the water, Beefless Ground, and parsley, and stir until well combined. Cover the Instant Pot (make sure it's set to sealing) and turn it to manual mode (it should immediately be set for high pressure) set it for 10 minutes. Once cooked, let it steam release naturally.
- Once the steam is released, remove the lid and turn it to sauté mode. Add in the water and Beefless Ground and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the Beefless Ground is warm.
- Stir in the parsley and DEVOUR!
THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY MY FRIENDS AT GARDEIN. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO CONTINUE CREATING GREAT CONTENT FOR YOU BY SUPPORTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH SUPER-FAB BRANDS THAT FOOD FAITH FITNESS LOVES TO WORK WITH! AS ALWAYS, OPINIONS REMAIN 100% MY OWN!
WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: FREESTYLE POINTS: 9 POINTS+:7 . OLD POINTS: 6
(Per serving – based on the recipe making 4 servings)