Vegan Black Bean & Lentil Chili

This Vegan Black Bean Chili takes just 15 minutes to make and is filled with all your favorite flavors along with black beans and split red lentils.

Vegan Black Bean & Lentil Chili

I’m here to let you in on a little secret…healthy food can also be hearty and satisfying! Don’t believe me? TRY THIS VEGAN BLACK BEAN CHILI! It’s loaded with over 50% of your daily fiber in each serving and filled with fresh Mexican flavors. This chili will fill you up and fuel you through your busy day!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons diced chipotles in adobo
  • (3) 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup uncooked split red lentils
  • (2) 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 2–3 cups vegetable broth
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper


  • Fritos
  • vegan sour cream
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • sliced jalapeno


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion along with a large pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and sugar and cook for another minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, chipotles in adobo, black beans, lentils, and a large pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Then add tomato sauce and 2 cups vegetable broth.
  5. Cover, turn heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer over medium-low for 5-7 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring frequently. Add remaining cup of broth if desired.
  7. Stir in the juice of 1 lime and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Garnish with Fritos, sour cream, and fresh chopped cilantro.

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