A delicious, rich and umami-laden vegan chili recipe packed with the goodness of mushrooms, black beans, and spices. Make a huge batch because it is even better the next day when the spices have had a chance to mingle overnight!
Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Vegan Chili, vegan chili recipe, Vegan Chili with Mushrooms & Black Beans
Place a large lidded frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the oil, onions, capsicum (bell pepper), carrots and salt and cook for 10 minutes until the onions are golden and the carrots are softened.
Use a food processor fitted with a grater attachment to grate the mushrooms, otherwise dice into relatively small chunks.
Crank up the heat to medium-high and add the mushrooms in batches so that the mushrooms have a chance to cook rather than stew. 4 batches should do it. Cook until the mushrooms are softened and lightly caramelised before adding the next batch. Repeat until all of the mushrooms are cooked.
Next add the spices, chili and garlic and stir well to coat everything and cook until fragrant. Around 1 to 2 minutes before adding the tinned tomatoes and beans. Place the miso in a jug along with the vegetable stock and whisk until combined. Add to the pan and bring to a simmer. Cover and move to the smallest burner on your stove and cook over the lowest heat setting for 1 hour, stirring every now and again to make sure the chili isn't sticking and that there is plenty of liquid left.
Taste and adjust your seasonings as necessary.
Chili heat levels are a really personal thing so taste and adjust as necessary. My chili doesn't have a whole lot of heat as my husband can't tolerate anything overly spicy so if using chili powder I stick to ¼ tsp or under or 1 chili but play with the heat levels and work out what works for you and whoever you are sharing your chili with! :)