This delicious Vegetarian Black Bean Chili is full of flavor and is just the thing when you’re looking for an easy meatless meal.
I love chili of all kinds, and enjoy making and eating chilies year round. I’ve shared some of my family’s favorite chilies, including Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili, Turkey Chili with White Beans, Crock Pot Chicken & Corn Chili and Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde.
Today, I’m sharing another favorite, this delicious Vegetarian Black Bean Chili. I love that it is a vegetarian option, it is even suitable for vegans — just substitute or omit the optional shredded cheese and sour cream toppings. And, this Vegetarian Black Bean Chili is so flavorful and satisfying, even meat lovers won’t miss the meat, I promise!
The first time I was making this Vegetarian Black Bean Chili, years ago, my husband asked what was in it. I told him, and he gave me a skeptical look, meaning “Where’s the meat?” But after just one bite, he was sold, this chili is so flavorful and delicious, you don’t miss the meat. I now make this on a regular basis and my husband will now ask “Is that my favorite black bean chili?” Yes, it is!
Now for a brief aside about the weather — Last week we actually had some spring like weather here in Massachusetts, meaning temperatures in the low 50s°F, and I got all excited and shared a spring time recipe for Crock Pot Curried Carrot Soup.
This week, the cold temperatures are back, and right now as I’m typing this, it is hailing! Yes, little pellets of ice are pouring from the sky and I can watch them bounce off my front steps. That’s spring time in New England for you – anything can happen! So, this is perfect weather for a nice warm bowl of chili. However, this flavorful Vegetarian Black Bean Chili is wonderful anytime of year, I make it in the summer, I make it in the winter, anytime I want a delicious meatless meal.
This delicious Vegetarian Black Bean Chili is wonderful on it’s own, I also like it topped with some shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of green onions. Baked sweet potatoes and a green salad are also wonderful accompaniments.
Do you have a favorite chili? Please let me know in the comments below!
Adapted from epicurious.com