This Instant Pot Vegan Chili is so quick and easy to make! Only 5 ingredients needed to make this healthy, filling and delicious vegan chili.
Say hello to my FAVOURITE 5-ingredient instant pot recipe: Instant Pot Vegan Chili.
This recipe here was kind of an accident. Last year when my boyfriend came to visit for the weekend while I was still in school I literally had no food in the house other than a thing of bread, onion, bell pepper and a couple cans of beans, tomatoes and corn. We were way too lazy to go out of the house and get groceries (and it was smack middle of winter with snow coming down like crazy), so we were trying to figure out what we could do with these ingredients. I did have some pasta so we were initially going to try and make a chili pasta but we FORGOT to put the pasta in the instant pot. Turns out, the pasta wasn't needed because we made a BOMB chili with just 5 ingredients. We enjoyed it with the toasted bread and thats when our chili craze began. We made it over and over last winter and it never got old. I'm so excited to finally share this insanely easy vegan chili recipe with you so lets get straight into it!
Ingredients for Instant Pot Vegan Chili
All you need to make this quick and easy vegan chili recipe is 5 ingredients! You can of course add in more vegetables or spices to your liking but if you're in a pinch, this chili really does taste good as is.
- bell pepper
- canned corn
- Heinz Chili Beans
- Chili Seasonings Diced Tomato (I used Alymer Accent brand)
The KEY ingredients here are the heinz chili beans and spicy diced canned tomatoes as this is what gives it flavour since all the spices are included already! If you can't find the heinz chili beans you can opt to use another brand of beans with seasonings already added to it. I also decided to add a left over carrot and a few pinches of smoked paprika that I had on hand on this day.
How to Make Instant Pot Vegan Chili
Instant pot chili is sooo easy. And did I mention it takes less than 30 minutes to make?! You simply just dump ingredients in, give it a few stirs, set it and then let it do it's thang.
- Step 1: Set the instant pot to sautee and give the onions a quick fry.
- Step 2: Add in the bell pepper, corn and other vegetables if using. Add in Heinz Chili Beans and give it a quick stir. Then add in the Chili Seasoning Diced Tomatos but DO NOT stir!
- Step 3: Press the MANUAL button on your instant pot and set it to HIGH for 15 minutes.
And then serve it up! I love serving chili with some cilantro, scallions, crushed tortilla chips, dairy free sour cream and avocado. YUM.
How to Store Instant Pot Vegan Chili
This chili stores really well, so it's an super great meal prep recipe too. It will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. Or, you can freeze any left overs for months (not that it will last that long...). To reheat, simply just let it thaw on the counter or in the fridge over night and then microwave until warmed (around 1-2 minutes on high).
I hope you guys try this super quick and easy Instant Pot Vegan Chili Recipe, it's seriously so delicious and doesn't taste like it was made with only 5-ingredients. This is a really great meal for busy students (or busy people in general) because you can just prep some for the week! If you love cozy chili's I think you'll also really enjoy my Vegan Pulled Jackfruit Chili & Vegan Creamy White "Chicken" Chili recipe!
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