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Vegetable and Bean Chili Recipe

This is an extra easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Chili. A hearty meal without any meat. Serve a hot bowl of chili with homemade cornbread or warm buttered tortillas. The chili can also be made on the stovetop for 2 hours stirring occasionally, however cooking in the slow cooker really helps to develop all the flavors and you can’t beat the set-it-and-forget cooking with a slow cooker.

Vegetable chili in blue rimmed shallow bowl.

✔ Main Ingredients Notes

The full list of ingredients, detailed instructions, and the recipe notes for vegetable and bean chili are included in the recipe card below.

  • Beans – A mix of black and kidney beans give the chili a nice flavor balance. You can also use chili beans or all-black beans.
  • Vegetables – Red and green peppers, zucchini, and onion are all you need to use for a beautiful hearty chili. Of course, you can experiment with using your favorite vegetables or add carrots or parsnips for something a little different.
  • Seasoning – The chili sauce and chili powder add a nice spice to the chili. You can adjust the amounts to make the recipe more or less spicy.

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✎ How to Make The Recipe

Vegtable Chili

Vegetable chili in blue rimmed shallow bowl.
Hearty meatless chili recipe. So good you won;t even miss the meat.
Sydney Dawes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 Can (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Can (14.5-ounce) can black beans drained
  • 1 Can (14.5-ounce )can red kidney drained
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • ½ red pepper diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce


  • Preheat a 4-quart slow cooker on low while preparing the ingredients. Lightly coat the inside of the stoneware crock with vegetable spray.
  • Add the tomatoes, black beans, and kidney beans to the slow cooker. Add in the diced vegetables, chili powder, and chili sauce.
  • Stir lightly to mix the veggies.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.


Serve with rolled warm tortillas and top with a dollop of sour cream.
Serve with homemade cornbread
Try leftover chili rolled up in tortilla and add in some sliced avocado.
Store in a covered container for up to 2 days. reheat on the stove top or microwave.

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