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Vegetarian Chili

We're putting a veggie spin on our favorite classic chili, and guys I promise, you won't miss the meat here. We've filled this hearty chili with carrots, red bell peppers, celery, chopped walnuts (for a meaty texture), and plenty of @bushsbeans for the ultimate cozy chili to warm you from the inside out. 

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 265 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrtos
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 can BUSH'S® Mixed Chili Beans: Pinto & Kidney Beans
  • 1 can BUSH'S® Chili Beans: Black Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce
  • 14 oz can stewed tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
  • shredded cheese, sour cream, green onion, corn chips, and pepper jack cheese for topping


  1. Add walnuts to the bottom of a food processor. Pulse until they resemble granules of rice. Set aside.

  2. Heat a large pot to a medium heat. Add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery bell pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until slightly softened. Add the walnuts. Sauté another 3-4 minutes until softened.

  3. Pour in both cans of beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, ketchup, chipotle chili powder, and remaining salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. If needed add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of chicken stock to reach desired consistency. Simmer another 10-15 minutes until the veggies and walnut are soft. Season taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, green onion, and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 848mg37%
Potassium 698mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 768IU15%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.