The Best Basic (Vegan) One Pot Chili

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)
  • Cauliflower
  • Bell Peppers
  • Potatoes 
  • Purple Onion
  • Yellow Onion
  • Olive Oil

Herbs, Spices & Sauces:

  • Basil
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Garlic (fresh)
  • Paprika
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • A-1 Sauce
  • Soy Sauce


  1. Begin by mincing a whole lot of garlic!
  2. Chop up all your onions (purple and yellow alike!) into medium-sized chunks.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Allow the garlic and onion mix to simmer while you chop all of your potatoes into small cubes.
  6. Throw those potatoes in there now, too!
  7. Cut up at least one whole cauliflower into medium-sized chunks…
  8. And throw those chunks into that pot!
  9. Turn down the burner heat just slightly, to low heat, but not quite the lowest possible.
  10. Add a slight bit of olive oil, and enough vegetable broth to cover about ⅓ of your veggie pile, and stir.
  11. Slice up your bell peppers, and add those in now!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. And a whole lot of basil can go in now, too!
  18. Fold, stir and incorporate your seasoning blend, basil and any extra broth into the veggies.
  19. Take a moment to turn your burner slightly down to its lowest setting.
  20. Give your beans an extra shake of the colander, and throw them in there too.
  21. Fold everything together, give it a taste, and consider adding slightly more lemon pepper, or just salt & pepper, to taste.
  22. Add just a tiny dash of soy sauce.
  23. Allow it to sit for at least an hour on low heat, and ideally for at least two hours, but not over four.
  24. And now, it’s ready when you are!
  25. Bon Appetit!

Thank you for reading this recipe!

– Jessica G.

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