9 Homemade Vegetarian Meatless Chili Recipes with Beans

Here are the best homemade vegetarian chili recipes - complete with beans and vegetables yet completely meatless. If you're looking to make a homemade chili, but aren't quite sure which one to try, here's a few suggestions for the best homemade chili recipes.

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    Vegetarian black bean chili with corn
    Vegetarian black bean chili with corn.

    I love adding corn to a homemade vegetarian chili. It adds the perfect sweetness and just a touch of extra texture to make the chili even more exciting. Just my opinion! Like most homemade vegetarian chili recipes, this black bean and corn vegetarian chili is high in protein and fiber, and low in fat, making it a great choice for a vegetarian dinner for any day of the week. 

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    Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
    Black bean chili by modesigns58 / Getty Images

    This black bean and sweet potato chili is my all-time favorite homemade vegetarian chili recipe. The combination of the sweet potatoes with the fresh spices just wows the tastebuds. Carrots add some healthy veggies, and the recipe calls for black beans. For a bit of an unusual twist on the basic homemade chili recipes, try this sweet potato chili with veggies.

  • 03 of 11
    Homemade Vegetable Chili with Carrots and Broccoli
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    Load up your homemade chili with plenty of healthy vegetables. This meatless chili with lots of vegetables is another easy homemade vegetarian chili recipe that will help you get your five-a-day servings of fresh vegetables. Great for vegans!

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    Vegetarian black bean chili topped with fresh cilantro
    Vegetarian black bean chili topped with fresh cilantro; Photo by Phoebe Lapine / Getty Images
    Stick to the basics with this easy homemade chili with black beans, tomatoes, and little else, other than spices and flavors, of course! Add whatever veggies you have on hands, or substitute using your own favorite chili beans in this homemade black bean chili. Cut to the chase with this basic five-star chili - it's one of the best!
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  • 05 of 11
    Tofu Chili with Mushrooms and Bell Pepper

    Add some healthy soy protein to your homemade chili with this meatless tofu chili recipe with kidney beans and veggies. Two users have given this recipe five out of five stars and report that their entire family loved it! Sauteed tofu adds a bit of extra texture to perk up an ordinary meatless vegetarian chili.

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    Low-fat White Bean Vegetarian Chili
    Flickr user R Brown

    For something a little different, try this vegetarian white bean chili recipe - it's completely meat-free and much lower in fat than the usual white bean chili recipes, which often include chicken and turkey. It's made with white beans, garlic, celery and corn, and all the usual chili seasonings. 

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    Tempeh chili - vegetarian and vegan
    Vegetarian chili photo by Jonelle Weaver / Getty Images

    Adding tempeh to a basic homemade chili recipe adds a layer of meaty texture, while keeping your chili low in fat and cholesterol-free. This vegetarian tempeh chili is a simple a versatile chili recipe, open to add-ons; try some grated carrots or zucchini, or perhaps even some black olives for an unconventional touch. If you need a super high-protein chili recipe, this homemade tempeh chili recipe will do the trick. It's one of my favorites!
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  • 08 of 11
    Vegetarian chili with Smart Ground meat substitute
    Vegetarian chili with Smart Ground meat substitute.

    Miss the meat in your homemade meatless chili? Add some vegetarian mock meat to a kidney bean chili with corn for texture and minced celery, bell pepper and spices for that homemade taste. Top it all off with a dollop of sour cream for another one of the best ways to prepare homemade meatless chili. The five-star user reviews prove this one deserves to be among the best of the best!

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  • 09 of 11
    Vegetarian chili with pinto and kidney beans
    Vegetarian chili with pinto and kidney beans photo by CrimsonMonkey / Getty Images

    A fool-proof homemade meatless chili recipe with beans, onions, garlic, and vegetarian TVP for a chewy meat-like boost. Several readers have left positive reviews for this spicy chili recipe, so you can be sure that it's tried, tested and true. With over 18 grams of protein per serving, this is also a great recipe for vegetarians, vegans, and athletes.

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    Another healthy, hearty homemade meatless chili recipe that keeps it simple with a short and easy list of ingredients. Add some healthy whole grain fiber to your homemade chili by adding chewy pearled barley. And best of all, this simple chili recipe can be prepared in the crockpot so you don't have to worry about a thing!

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    More meatless chili recipes

    Still looking for the perfect homemade chili recipe? Scroll through dozens of recipes for homemade meatless chili to find the perfect veggie chili to suit your cravings, whether you need a vegetable chili, chili with cashews, crockpot chili or even a barley chili recipe. Enjoy!
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