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Bowl of Tempeh Chili on a Distressed Surface with Cloth, Water Glass, and Pot
Tempeh Chili
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Hearty pinto beans, fire roasted tomatoes, and lots of smoky and spicy seasonings go into this satisfying and delicious vegan tempeh chili.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 337 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
  • 1 8 ounce package tempeh, crumbled
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 14 ounce cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Cayenne pepper or hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add in the bell pepper, carrots and temeph, and continue to sauté until the veggies begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until very fragrant, about 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, pinto beans, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin and paprika. Raise heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow the chili to simmer until it's nicely thickened up and the veggies are tender, about 20-25 minutes. You can let it go a bit longer if you'd like the flavors to meld even more, just add some water if it becomes too thick.
  3. Remove from heat and season with cayenne pepper or hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking.
  4. Ladle into bowls and serve with toppings of choice.
Nutrition Facts
Tempeh Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 337 Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.9g23%
Sodium 1047mg44%
Potassium 793mg23%
Carbohydrates 36.9g12%
Fiber 9.9g40%
Sugar 6.5g7%
Protein 18.7g37%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 5.9mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.