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Spicy Vegan Summer Chili

Spicy Vegan Summer Chili

This Spicy Vegan Summer Chili is sure to sooth your soul…and maybe even cleanse your sinuses a little, wink, wink.


  • 3 Tbsp Avocado Oil (or another high heat safe oil)
  • 1 15oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 15oz Can Black Beans (inc. bean water)
  • 1 15oz Can Pinto Beans (inc. bean water)
  • 1 15oz Can Red Kidney Beans (inc. bean water)
  • 1 C. Corn
  • 1 Medium/Large Pablano Pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 Medium/Large White Onion (diced)
  • 1 Package (vegan) Chorizo Seitan (or your preferred spiced vegan meat, OR 1 large cubed sweet potato)
  • 3 Cloves Chopped Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 C. Vegetable Broth
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Cloves
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Saucy Lips Ghost Pepper & Tamarind hot sauce


  • Heat oil over med/high heat.
  • Add spices and let heat until aromatic and lightly toasted — ~3 mins., stirring occasionally.
  • Add Pablano Pepper, Garlic, and Onion. Let sauté for ~5 mins.
  • Add Chorizo Seitan (etc.) and Corn, let cook ~2-3 mins.
  • Add Canned Diced Tomatoes and Tomato Paste, stir.
  • Add the Black, Kidney, Pinto Beans — remember to include the bean water.
  • Add Veggie Broth, Hot Sauce, Salt, and Lime juice, stir well.
  • Bring everything to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer for ~30 mins., or until desired thickness/consistency.
  • OPTIONAL Serving Suggestions:  Quinoa, Brown Rice, Fresh Corn/Flour Tortillas, or even dunk some crunchy Tortilla Chips in there!
  • Enjoy!

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