Very Vegan Black Bean Chili


I’ve been making Chili in various forms for as long as I’ve been cooking, and that really is quite a long time. I had to adjust the recipe for use with products like tofu and tempeh. They don’t have the fat that animal product does, so I use a little more oil, and lime juice to deglaze the pan. This recipe is the result of the happy mix between chilis, tempeh, and black beans.

2 tbsp safflower oil
2 carrots, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1/4 cup onions, diced
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
3 jalapenos, diced or 1 jalapeno, 1/2 poblano, 2 anaheim chilis, diced
1 tbsp cumin seed
2 tbsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you like it hot)
1 lb tempeh, minced
Juice of 2 or 3 limes
1 cup cooked black beans
1 cup cooked red kidney beans
4 cups Vegetable Stock
Chopped Cilantro for garnish
Lime wedges for garnish
Tools: sturdy stock pot, chef’s knife, spoon

In a sturdy stock pot, heat up the oil. Add the carrots and saute until soft. Add all the peppers, onion and garlic. Add a pinch of salt to the mirepoix. This will allow the sweet flavors of the vegetables to come out. Saute until almost soft, or the onions turn translucent.
Add the tempeh and stir. Add chili powder and cayenne. If necessary add a bit more oil to make the chili powder pliable. De-glaze with lime juice. Add the beans, stir around some more, then add vegetable stock.
Cover and cook on simmer for 2-3 hours. Even though the beans are already cooked, the flavor of the miropox and stock need to soak into the beans.
Serve garnished with limes, cilantro, and vegan cheese. (we use daiya)
An original Recipe by the Kitchen Shaman

  1. EleonoraNW3 28 December 2010 at 08:26

    Hi Kitchen Shaman, and a very warm welcome here on VeganWiz! Your chili is great, I think that a good chili is a good challenge for vegans :-). We look forward to reading your next recipes!

  2. Lisa 28 December 2010 at 08:29

    Cheers Kitchen Shaman! Welcome to this wonderful blog, it’s great that you join us!!! πŸ™‚

  3. Nadir 28 December 2010 at 15:35

    Hi, welcome. Your recipe is very interesting πŸ™‚

  4. Kitchen Shaman 28 December 2010 at 16:40

    Thanks, it is very tasty too. It was gone in a few days.

  5. Kitchen Shaman 28 December 2010 at 16:41

    Thank you. I never wrote my recipes down until a couple years ago. And now I have to go back through all the food I make and write them down…but thank you!

  6. Kitchen Shaman 28 December 2010 at 16:41

    Thank you it’s great to be here.

  7. ascanio 28 December 2010 at 18:42

    Hi Kitchen Shaman and welcome on board! Your chili looks delicious, an explosion of flavours :-). Well done!

  8. Pizza pie 28 December 2010 at 20:54

    Hi and welcome! I like tempeh and all new recipe about! I feel I’ll love your next recipes, too! πŸ™‚

  9. Kitchen Shaman 29 December 2010 at 03:05

    Thanks for all the input. It’s great to know people are interested in what I am cooking. All the recipes here look stunning, and I can’t wait to make them.

  10. Pizza pie 31 December 2010 at 07:13

    I will wait a while for your new recipes! It’s wonderful to discover new tastes! πŸ™‚

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