National Chili Day, Veg Style!

Happy National Chili Day! What better way to fight off the chill of one of the coldest months of the year than with a warm, hearty bowl of chili? These 6 unique chili recipes go beyond beans to offer new twists on the classic comfort food.

Want to celebrate but not in the mood to cook? Try one of Amy’s vegetarian chilis, available at most grocery stores.


1. Quinoa Chili Verde

Photo courtesy of The Simple Veganista

Bright, fresh, and delicious, this chili uses tomatillos in place of tomatoes . View Full Recipe.


2. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili
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Photo courtesy of Two Peas and Their Pod

Put all of the ingredients for this chili in your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a knock-out dinner the family will love. View Full Recipe.

3. Smoky Barbeque Chili (w/ Homemade Vegan Sour Cream)
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Photo courtesy of Vegan Insanity

The rich smokiness of barbeque sauce adds a fun twist to this classic chili recipe. Take it to the next level with vegan sour cream! View Full Recipe.

4. Cocoa Black Bean Chili with Roasted Potatoes

Photo courtesy of The Vegan 8

Add a Oaxacan twist to your chili with richness of cocoa powder.  View Full Recipe.


5. Soyrizo Chili

Photo Courtesy of The Pig and Quill

Spicy soyrizo makes this protein-rich chili extra satisfying. View Full Recipe.


6. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado
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Photo Courtesy of Cookie and Kate

The balance between sweet butternut squash and spicy, smoky chipotle makes this chili a fan favorite. View Full Recipe.


Do you have a go-to veggie chili recipe? Share it in the comments!