One Pot Bean Chili (Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free)

This amazing Vegan One-Pot Bean Chili is so delicious! A perfect, easy vegan lunch or dinner. It’s also gluten-free & oil-free!


  • 1 cup SunRidge Farms Organic Chili Colorado Blend (uncooked) + 4 cups water*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp + 4 cups water
  • ​1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1.5 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (or more to taste)
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: fresh herbs
  • *Or 1 cup uncooked beans of choice


  1. Add chili bean blend and 4 cups of water to a large pot, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn off stove and let beans soak for one hour.
  2. Pour beans into colander. Rinse and drain.
  3. Add 3 Tbsp water to pot, and sauté onion, garlic, and bell pepper on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add more water if necessary to prevent sticking. Stir frequently.
  4. ​Add in soaked beans and all remaining ingredients (except optional garnish), and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce to simmer, and let cook (covered) for 2 hours, or until beans have fully softened. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.


At about 1 hour, taste (carefully!) to see if you want to add any more spices, and doctor the chili accordingly.