Vegan Lentil Chili

This deliciously easy vegan lentil chili is sure to impress! With stove-top, pressure cooker, and slow cooker versions all in this post, you can whip it up any way you choose with minimal effort.

Vegan Lentil Chili

Ingredients
  1. 2 cups yellow onion diced
  2. 1 TBSP olive oil
  3. 1 large green bell pepper diced
  4. 1 large red bell pepper diced
  5. 2 jalapeƱos plus extra to garnish
  6. 2-4 cloves garlic minced
  7. 1 cup corn frozen or fresh
  8. 15 oz can spicy chili beans with sauce
  9. 1 cup black beans (drained and rinsed)
  10. 2 TBSP chili powder
  11. 1 TBSP cumin
  12. 1 tsp dried oregano
  13. 1/2 tsp smoked paprika plus extra to taste
  14. salt and pepper to taste
  15. 2 cups veggie broth
  16. 1 cup dried red lentils
  17. 2 cups crushed tomatoes

EXTRAS:
  1. diced jalapenos or cayenne pepper for a kick
  2. veggie broth or tomato sauce to adjust thickness if desired
  3. all the tasty toppings your heart desires!

TOPPING INSPIRATION:
  1. sliced or diced jalapeƱos
  2. chopped red onion
  3. fresh pico de gallo or salsa
  4. sliced avocado
  5. fresh cilantro
  6. sour cream or greek yogurt if vegetarian/t-rex
  7. shredded cheddar cheese if vegetarian/t-rex
  8. crushed tortilla chips
  9. corn chips
  10. corn bread crumbles
  11. and so much more...

Instructions
  • Below are the electric pressure cooker instructions. For stove top or slow cooker instructions, see blog post below.
  • First chop your veggies and measure out the ingredients.
  • Switch your pressure cooker to the saute funtion and saute 1 TBSP oil with onion for 3-5 minutes, until edges are golden and browned.
  • Then add garlic, peppers, and corn, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes to soften slightly.
  • Add lentils, veggie broth, chili beans, black beans and spices.
  • Set to high pressure for 15 minutes and allow to come to pressure.