Hearty Sweet and Spicy Chili

4.4 (4 reviews)

Hearty Sweet and Spicy Chili



  • 2 Tbsp.  high heat oil, such as safflower
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 3-oz. can crushed green chilies
  • 2 cups  vegan beef crumbles
  • 1 15.5 oz can pinto beans
  • 1 Tbsp.  soy sauce
  • 1 14.5-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5-oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp.  cumin
  • 1 Tbsp.  chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp.  pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp.  pepper
  • Vegan cheese shreds (optional)
  • Soy sour cream (optional)
  • Sliced green onions or chives (optional)


  • Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onion, garlic, and green chilies and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add the vegan beef crumbles and soy sauce and heat until cooked through.
  • Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, cumin, chili powder, pumpkin pie spice, and pepper. Stir until well-combined.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring
  • Serve with garnishes of vegan cheese, soy sour cream, and green onions.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Rated 4.4/5 based on 4 reviews

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