Vegan Chili

I found another easy to make recipe while perusing frugal blogs.  Pantry cooking at its finest. :)

Vegan chili

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 Tbs chili powder

Mix all together in a saucepan and heat through.  

Does it get any easier?!

I will serve with cornbread and a green salad to round out the meal.  Cornbread is going to become one of this winters favorite sides.  We just got 25 boxes of cornbread mix off ReUseIt. (Des Moines version of  We also got 3 jars of peanut butter, 4 bags of rice, a box of fiber one pancake mix and a bag of pinto beans.  

What a haul!  God's provision... the other person that was supposed to be gifted the food didn't show up, so we get lots of vegan food for free. :)


  1. i have some tips for veggie chili, tried and true! all of which stay within the "pantry cooking" limits.
    1.DON'T drain the beans. the "syrup-y" liquid adds thickness to the chili which is missing when you make a meatless chili.
    2. red beans are good, too. mixing them makes things interesting and colorful. plus red gives it that chili look.
    3. use vegetarian refried beans, also for "heft". it is a really clever, effective way to "beef" up the chili. does wonders for the texture and you won't even know it's there. no one will say, "this taste like a tostada." acts sort of like cornstarch, if you will, to thicken up the "pudding".

    these are tips i got from Rachel Ray on her program, "30 Minute Meals." i served two carnivores and one of them did not even realize it was meatless until after his second helping when i TOLD him it was. he was really surprised! this is a guy who thinks TACOS are a SIDE DISH. (really.)

  2. Oooh, excellent suggestions! I will be giving them a whirl tonight for dinner! Thanks!

  3. Hi Amy, great recipes! I would definitely add cumin to your ingredient list. From what I've read, this is the key ingredient around which chili is based.

    But I mainly recommend it because, I also love the flavor!

    Happy Cooking!

  4. Hi Anon,
    Cumin - yes! I love cumin too. Good suggestion! I also like a bit of ground coriander and garlic powder now that I have made this a couple times - all the same stuff I used to spice up ground turkey for taco meat. :)