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Vegan Crockpot Chili – Food with Feeling

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Vegan Crockpot Chili – Food with Feeling

This Vegan Crockpot Chili is loaded with so much flavor, you’ll never miss the meat! It’s easy to make with a blend of delicious spices, colorful veggies and three types of beans, all simmered together in a slow cooker to make a hearty meal. The perfect easy dinner option that’s great for feeding a crowd! 

If you’re thinking that this recipe looks familiar it’s because it’s VERY similar to THIS loaded vegan chili recipe that I posted not too long ago. It’s one of the most popular recipes on my blog right now and since I’ve been asked QUITE a few times if it could be adapted to a slow cooker recipe, I thought that I would give it a try.

Turns out, my vegan chili recipe works GREAT in a crockpot. It makes the whole process significantly easier as well, since you literally just dump everything in and then, let the slow cooker work its magic. I’m a pretty big fan of delicious AND easy!

I’m not a big meal prep-er (largely because I work from home) but if I was, this crockpot vegan chili would be one of my go-to recipes. It lasts in the fridge for quite a few days while still tasting great and I always look forward to the leftovers (I definitely cannot say that about all of the recipes that I try!).

two bowls of vegan crockpot chili

Ingredients Needed:

This easy vegetarian chili recipe is made with good-for-you ingredients that you might already have on hand. Not only is there no meat in this recipe, but there’s also no dairy, so this recipe is naturally vegan! Here’s what you’ll need to make vegan crockpot chili:

  • Onion + garlic. A classic combo for any good chili recipe!
  • Green bell pepper. Adds a slightly spicy and aromatic flavor. 
  • Vegetable broth. Use more or less veggie broth, depending on how thick you like your chili.
  • Tomato sauce. Infuses this chili with a bright, zesty flavor that complements the beans. 
  • Diced tomatoes. Any diced tomatoes work, but I really love using fire-roasted tomatoes in soup and chili recipes. Fire-roasted tomatoes are charred over a flame before being diced and canned. Contact with the flame brings out the tomato’s sweetness and imparts a distinct, smoky flavor. So delicious!
  • Beans. The recipe calls for kidney beans, great northern beans and black beans, but feel free to use any combination of beans you’d like. Pinto beans and/or chili beans would also work great.
  • Cocoa. Adding cocoa powder to chili might sound strange at first glance, but it adds a great depth of flavor that sets this chili recipe apart from others. Trust me on this one! 
  • Spices. Chili powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper create the perfect blend of flavors. 
  • Corn. Corn adds a bit of crunch and sweetness. I always use frozen, but feel free to use fresh or canned corn that has been drained.

Vegan Crockpot Chili

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Vegan Crockpot Chili – Food with Feeling

vegan crockpot chili in a white bowl with a spoon

Vegan Crockpot Chili – Food with Feeling

This Vegan Crockpot Chili is loaded with so much flavor, you’ll never miss the meat! It’s easy to make with a blend of delicious spices, colorful veggies and three types of beans, all simmered together in a slow cooker to make a hearty meal. The perfect easy dinner option that’s great for feeding a crowd! 

If you’re thinking that this recipe looks familiar it’s because it’s VERY similar to THIS loaded vegan chili recipe that I posted not too long ago. It’s one of the most popular recipes on my blog right now and since I’ve been asked QUITE a few times if it could be adapted to a slow cooker recipe, I thought that I would give it a try.

Turns out, my vegan chili recipe works GREAT in a crockpot. It makes the whole process significantly easier as well, since you literally just dump everything in and then, let the slow cooker work its magic. I’m a pretty big fan of delicious AND easy!

I’m not a big meal prep-er (largely because I work from home) but if I was, this crockpot vegan chili would be one of my go-to recipes. It lasts in the fridge for quite a few days while still tasting great and I always look forward to the leftovers (I definitely cannot say that about all of the recipes that I try!).

two bowls of vegan crockpot chili

Ingredients Needed:

This easy vegetarian chili recipe is made with good-for-you ingredients that you might already have on hand. Not only is there no meat in this recipe, but there’s also no dairy, so this recipe is naturally vegan! Here’s what you’ll need to make vegan crockpot chili:

  • Onion + garlic. A classic combo for any good chili recipe!
  • Green bell pepper. Adds a slightly spicy and aromatic flavor. 
  • Vegetable broth. Use more or less veggie broth, depending on how thick you like your chili.
  • Tomato sauce. Infuses this chili with a bright, zesty flavor that complements the beans. 
  • Diced tomatoes. Any diced tomatoes work, but I really love using fire-roasted tomatoes in soup and chili recipes. Fire-roasted tomatoes are charred over a flame before being diced and canned. Contact with the flame brings out the tomato’s sweetness and imparts a distinct, smoky flavor. So delicious!
  • Beans. The recipe calls for kidney beans, great northern beans and black beans, but feel free to use any combination of beans you’d like. Pinto beans and/or chili beans would also work great.
  • Cocoa. Adding cocoa powder to chili might sound strange at first glance, but it adds a great depth of flavor that sets this chili recipe apart from others. Trust me on this one! 
  • Spices. Chili powder, oregano, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper create the perfect blend of flavors. 
  • Corn. Corn adds a bit of crunch and sweetness. I always use frozen, but feel free to use fresh or canned corn that has been drained.

Vegan Crockpot Chili