The Best Basic One Pot Chili
Prep for 20 minutes
Cook for 2+ hours
Ready in an afternoon
Serves 4-6 people
It’s Vegan! ✌🏻
- Black Beans (canned or pre-prepared, but not seasoned)
- Bell Peppers
- Purple Onion
- Yellow Onion
- Olive Oil
Herbs, Spices & Sauces:
- Nutritional Yeast
- Garlic (fresh)
- Lemon Pepper
- Onion Powder
- Salt & Pepper
- A-1 Sauce
- Soy Sauce
- Begin by mincing a whole lot of garlic!
- Chop up all your onions (purple and yellow alike!) into medium-sized chunks.
- Get a large pot and coat the bottom with a light amount of olive oil, then place it on a burner with medium-low heat.
- Place all of the garlic and onions together into the pot with the olive oil, and add just a dash of salt, and lightly stir.
- Allow the garlic and onion mix to simmer while you chop all of your potatoes into small cubes.
- Throw those potatoes in there now, too!
- Cut up at least one whole cauliflower into medium-sized chunks…
- And throw those chunks into that pot!
- Turn down the burner heat just slightly, to low heat, but not quite the lowest possible.
- Add a slight bit of olive oil, and enough vegetable broth to cover about ⅓ of your veggie pile, and stir.
- Slice up your bell peppers, and add those in now!
- While all your veggies are cooking on medium-low heat with the olive oil and broth, you can put your beans in a colander over your sink and allow them to drain.
- While the beans are still in the collider, coat them generously with A-1 sauce and garlic, as well as some paprika, onion powder, and salt & black pepper.
- Allow your beans to continue to sit in the colander, as to ensure that no extra sauce gets into the chili once it’s all together.
- Now take the time to season just your veggies that have been sitting over low heat, and take a moment to fold them as you add: Nutritional Yeast, Garlic, Lemon Pepper, Paprika, and salt & pepper.
- If you require it, consider now if you would like to add a little more veggie broth, no more than another cup or so at a time.
- And a whole lot of basil can go in now, too!
- Fold, stir and incorporate your seasoning blend, basil and any extra broth into the veggies.
- Take a moment to turn your burner slightly down to its lowest setting.
- Give your beans an extra shake of the colander, and throw them in there too.
- Fold everything together, give it a taste, and consider adding slightly more lemon pepper, or just salt & pepper, to taste.
- Add just a tiny dash of soy sauce.
- Allow it to sit for at least an hour on low heat, and ideally for at least two hours, but not over four.
- And now, it’s ready when you are!
- Bon Appetit!
Thank you for reading this recipe!
– Jessica G.