Vegan Chilli Recipe: Hearty, Spicy, and Perfect for Chilly Nights


Total time1 hour5 minutes

Hey there, spicy food lovers! 🌶️ Get ready to cosy up with this Ultimate Vegan Chilli Recipe. This bowl of goodness is loaded with hearty beans, colourful veggies, and spicy habanero chillies, guaranteed to make your taste buds dance. This easy-to-make chilli is a flavour-packed hug in a bowl, perfect for those chilly nights 🌱✨.

We’re listening to the Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club Viyl for this one.

Vegan Chilli Recipe



For the vegan chilli recipe

  • 440 g Mushrooms, Diced
  • 1 Small Broccoli, Diced
  • 1 Medium Capsicum, Diced
  • 1 Medium Carrot, Diced
  • 1 Medium Zucchini , Diced
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 4 Habanero Chillies
  • 1 420g Can Mexican Style Beans
  • 1 400g Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 500 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 2 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate, Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste



For the vegan chilli recipe

  • 1

    Prep Your Veggies: Dice the onion, garlic, chillies, capsicum, carrot, zucchini, broccoli, and finely mince the mushrooms. Wash all your vegetables.

  • 2

    Start Cooking: Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion, minced garlic, and chillies. Sauté for about 5 minutes until aromatic

  • 3

    Add Mushrooms and Veggies: Add the minced mushrooms to the pot and cook for 5 minutes. Add the diced capsicum, carrot, zucchini, and broccoli. Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 4

    Combine Beans and Tomatoes: Add the mexican mixed beans, diced tomatoes, and vegetable stock. Stir well to combine.

  • 5

    Season and Simmer: Add cumin, paprika, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Stir to mix all ingredients. Let the chilli simmer for about 20 minutes.

  • 6

    Sweeten and Add Chocolate: Stir in the honey and chopped dark chocolate. Simmer for another 5 minutes until the chocolate is fully melted.

  • 7

    Serve: Serve your Vegan Chili with rice, quinoa, or corn chips, and top with avocado, coconut yoghurt, or fresh coriander.  



Spice Level: Adjust the number and type of chillies based on your spice tolerance. 

Bean Variety: If you’re not able to find a can of Mexican bean mix at your local store you can switch for 4 bean mix or kidney beans. 

Flavour Enhancers: Dark chocolate and maple syrup add depth; adjust to taste.

Storage: Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


Nutrition per serving