This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili comes together in minutes for an easy, healthy vegetarian meal packed with fiber and protein. Make it in the morning and come home to a delicious pot of chili after work!
Who's ready to throw a bunch of yummies in the slow cooker and call it a day? And call it a MEAL?! If you've tried my beloved Yummiest Vegetable Soup, you know your girl knows how to make a delish one pot wonder.
This chili was birthed out of my sheer lack of desire to sauté an onion. To stand over a pot. To be completely and totally lazy but also genius because this dinner is easy peasy pumpkin squeezy.
How to Make Meaty Vegetarian Chili
Back to the heaven-sent chili. It's savory and smoky and SUPREMELY delish with a double whammy of meaty mushrooms, walnuts, and a fabulous spice profile. I've been putting chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in my chili for a couple years now because they add a whole other level of flavor. Deep, spicy, smoky flavor.
Be sure to remove the seeds, which can be a little difficult so don't fret if you need to rinse them under a water a bit to get them off. The more seeds, the more spice.
If you don't have the patience to wait 8 hours for this here chili to cook to perfection, you can also make it on the stove per the recipe instructions. The longer you simmer it, the more flavorful it'll be.
The Perfect Cornbread Complement
While you wait, make cornbread of course! This recipe is my favorite ever for butter, crispy and moist vegan cornbread that'll please the whole fam. You can leave out the jalapeños if you prefer. Total perfection.
That's all I've got for you lovely folks today! I hope you're as obsessed with this chili as I am. FYI, I love the addition of walnuts here but you can most certainly leave them out if you're not a fan and it'll still be scrumptious.
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CRAVING MORE WARMING GOODNESS? DON’T MISS MY OTHER GO-TO SOUP RECIPES:
- Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Chili
- The Yummiest Vegetable Soup
- Immune Boosting Soup
- Vegan Lasagna Soup
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This Slow Cooker Smoky Vegetarian Chili with Walnuts comes together in minutes for an easy, healthy vegetarian meal packed with fiber and protein. Make it in the morning and come home to a delicious pot of chili after work!
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 8 oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup roasted corn kernels (can sub regular corn)
- 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, de-seeded and chopped
- ½ cup walnut halves, finely chopped
- 2-15oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
- 3-15oz cans beans, drained and rinsed (I used black, pinto, and kidney beans)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 ½ tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 ½ tsp salt (more to taste)
- 1 tbsp lime juice
Stovetop version: Sauté onions, garlic, pepper, and mushrooms in a dutch oven or pot until softened. Add the rest of the ingredients except lime juice, bring to a boil, and then simmer on low heat (covered) for 30 minutes to an hour. Stir in lime and salt to taste at the end.