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Vegan Chili

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Vegan Chili

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  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (large, diced)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 jalapeño (medium, seeded and diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. natural cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. dark molasses (or light)
  • 1 cup red lentils (dried)
  • 28 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 15 oz. black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 15 oz. kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 avocados (medium, diced)
  • 4 scallions (medium, thinly sliced)
  • 1 jalapeño (medium, seeded and thinly sliced)
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    Calories370Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber21g84%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C80%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Kristan Cohen 2 years ago
    Tasty, but a too much liquid for my families taste. I would have used 1/2 as suggested by another reviewer.
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    Lynne Stelljes 2 years ago
    A great recipe! We replaced the molasses with honey and the lentils with pinto beans, just based on what we had on hand. Turned out awesome! Only complaint is it doesn't make a whole lot. Would definitely double it next time.
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    Charli 2 years ago
    I followed the proportions exact. Substituted navy beans for black beans and dark honey for molasses. Everything was delicious and well balanced. I did add carrots to give more veggies. I will definitely cook this again. One of my top ten vegan recipes.
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    Hi Mic 3 years ago
    Awesome vegan chili!
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    Savannah Geidel 3 years ago
    Amazing recipe even without the molasses! I left out the lentils and added corn, and the only thing I recommend if you want to do so is to cut down the broth to 2.5 cups rather than 3.5 cups.
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    Moore 3 years ago
    Looks and Taste like Chili. I added a can of great northern beans.
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    Taylor 3 years ago
    Delicious!!! Wow so yummy.. always looking for a good vegan chili and this is it. Followed it exactly and it turned out great.
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    William 3 years ago
    This chili was awesome I used frozen corn instead of lentils And one can pinto beans and kidney beans I fixed it in my instant pot It was great !
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    Lauren 3 years ago
    I’ve made this at least five times good!!! I add bell peppers and carrots. Skipped the molasses because I keep forgetting to buy it and it’s still delicious. Curious to try it with though. Even my meat eater boyfriend loves this recipe; you don’t even miss the meat!
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    Michele Leah 3 years ago
    Delish! My husband rated this 9.2 which is very high! Agree with last poster that you definitely don’t miss the meat!
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    Ott 4 years ago
    So good! Wouldn’t even know it was vegan and very simple!