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Bowl of Buffalo Chili Topped with Cashew Ranch, Scallions and Avocado Slices, Water Glass and Bunch of Scallions in the Background
Three Bean Vegan Buffalo Chili with Cashew Ranch
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
This spicy vegan Buffalo chili is made with a trio of hearty beans, tender veggies, and fire-roasted tomatoes, simmered up in spicy cayenne pepper Buffalo sauce.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 446 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Buffalo Chili
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter (can sub vegetable oil)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 14 ounce cans fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 to 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ cup to ½ cup cayenne pepper hot sauce (Frank's brand is best for this recipe)
  • salt and pepper to taste
For Serving
  1. Place the butter into a large pot and set over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Sauté until the veggies begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, cannellini beans, chickpeas, pinto beans, 1 cup of broth, cumin, chili powder, and ¼ cup of hot sauce to the pot. Stir a few times to incorporate the ingredients. Raise heat and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer, uncovered, for 30 to 60 minutes. I like to go the full 60 minutes, until the beans begin to break down, but it's up to you. Add up to an additional cup of broth during cooking if the chili becomes too thick.
  3. Taste test and add up to an additional ¼ cup of hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top with cashew ranch, avocado, and scallions. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include avocado or scallions.

Nutrition Facts
Three Bean Vegan Buffalo Chili with Cashew Ranch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.3g27%
Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Sodium 1212mg51%
Potassium 839mg24%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 15.1g60%
Sugar 9.9g11%
Protein 17.9g36%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.