Vegan Chili Sin Carne by Alena

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This hearty and easy chili sin carne will be your new favorite weeknight dinner! Only healthy budget-friendly ingredients are needed for this flavorful and high-protein 30-minute meal.

If you like batch-cooking and deep flavor, you need to try this ultimate chili sin carne! It’s incredibly filling, full of veggies, fiber and plant-based protein.

Made from cheap staple foods such as beans, canned tomatoes and pantry spices, it’s incredibly accessible, savory and crowd-pleasing.

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This vegan chili sin carne is the perfect comfort food gone healthy, great for meal prep and ready in only 30 minutes!

It’ll be sure to keep everyone coming back for seconds and it’s undetectably plant-based. If you love meaty vegan recipes, try our easy bean burritosMexican bowls and chickpea meatloaf, too!

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What is chili sin carne?

Chili sin carne means “chili without meat” and uses plant-based protein like beans, cooked quinoa, mock meats or TVP instead of meat.

You can flavor it the same way as traditional chili con carne and get a very similar result that’s vegan-friendly and rich in fiber!

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Why you’ll love it

  • True win with any non-vegans
  • Budget-friendly & so easy to make
  • Savory, comforting & hearty
  • Protein-rich and fiber-rich
  • Features hidden veggies
  • Perfect for meal prep & easy to customize

There are so many reasons for making this hearty chili sin carne one of your must-have weekly meals!

Since it’s made mostly from pantry staples plus a handful of veggies from your fridge or freezer, there’s pretty much no instance in which you couldn’t make it.

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Ingredients needed

  • Zucchini – subtle texture that’ll soak up all of the delicious spicy flavors
  • Carrot – giving the chili a nice bite and additional color
  • Bell pepper – high in vitamin C and adding some Mexican flavor
  • Kidney beans – recommended but can be swapped for black beans
  • Chickpeas – more plant-based protein, color, texture and yumminess
  • Corn – not sure if it’s a classic chili ingredient but blends in beautifully
  • Diced tomatoes – almost any canned tomato product can be used to bind everything together nicely

This one-pot chili sin carne doesn’t require many kitchen tools, either! A can opener, chopping board, knife, measuring equipment and a large pot is everything you need.

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How to make vegan chili sin carne 

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in a large pot over medium heat in a splash of vegetable broth or olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped veggies and sauté for 5 more minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients: vegetable broth,



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