vegan chili in bowl with avocado garnish
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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Vegan Chili

This meatless chili is omnivore approved with tons of big flavour in every single bite. Set it and forget it in your hands off Instant Pot, or follow the stove top directions below.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Rosa



  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 celery stalks thinly sliced
  • 2 large carrots peeled & sliced
  • 200 g cremini mushrooms chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped (or colour of choice)
  • 1 14 oz can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 14 oz can red kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 14 oz can white kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 tbsp miso paste optional
  • 4 cups homemade tomato sauce or tomato puree
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste if using the miso paste use less salt


Instant Pot Directions

  • Add all the ingredients to your Instant Pot and mix to combine. Then close the pot with the lid and set the valve in the sealing position. Set to high pressure for 4 minutes. (It will take about 20 minutes to build pressure before counting down.) Quick release the valve once the timer is complete.
  • Serve with guacamole, cashew cream, avocado, jalapeno, green onion, or any of your favourite toppings.

Stove Top Directions

  • Add the onion, carrot and celery to a large pot with a tablespoon or so of water. Sauté until softened, approx 6-8 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and pepper and sauté for a few more minutes until reduced. Stir often and add a little more water if needed to prevent sticking.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the pot, plus additional broth or water if needed to just barely cover the vegetables. Simmer over medium/low heat for about 25-30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
  • Serve with guacamole, cashew cream, avocado, jalapeno, green onion, or any of your favourite toppings.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 1190mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3970IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 7mg