Slow Cooker Meatless Chili

My daughter recently not only got her braces tightened, but had rubber bands added to connect her top and bottom teeth. BOY, was her mouth sore—much more than a normal tightening, she said. So on our tour of soft foods (including plenty of smoothies, applesauce, and soup), I made a slow cooker version of the vegetarian chili from my first cookbook that she loves and even pureed it for her with a little sour cream mixed in. It worked like a charm, so I thought I’d share this version with you as well. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Meatless Chili on 100 Days of Real Food

Slow Cooker Meatless Chili on 100 Days of Real Food

Slow Cooker Meatless Chili

My daughter recently had her braces adjusted. On our tour of soft foods, I made this slow cooker meatless chili based on a recipe from my first cookbook.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 15 mins
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Servings: 8 people


  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 bell peppers any color, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels no need to defrost
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 28-oz cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 15-oz cans red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or can add 1/2 teaspoon if you like it spicy, or sub a fresh diced pepper

Toppings for Serving

  • sour cream
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • avocado
  • cilantro freshly chopped


  • Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours until all ingredients are tender. Remove bay leaves and serve with recommended toppings. 


Dairy free if served without sour cream and cheese.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Meatless Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 743mg32%
Potassium 1011mg29%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1496IU30%
Vitamin C 62mg75%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Meatless Chili”

    1. Hi Heidi, unfortunately, we aren’t sure about that as Lisa isn’t a fan of the Instant Pot. I would search online to see similar recipes that use the Instant Pot that might work. – Nicole

  1. I’m excited by this recipe. We eat vegan 4 days out the week and I’m always looking for flavorful ways to alter recipes. Thank you.

  2. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us its sound delicious slow cooker meatless chilli but my question is that my wife is stomach cancer stage II, survivor she can eat this or not. From a recipe, its look like a healthy food but I don’t know she can take this much spice in that condition.

  3. I made this today and my 12 year old is on his second bowl! I think I should have made a double batch. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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