Vegan Bean Chili With Creamy Cannellini Beans, Green Chiles & Spinach


When you’re yearning to savor something healthy and hearty, but still need something to warm your bones, this easy vegan bean chili is the answer. (#vegan)

Halloween is right around the corner and there is something I always do to prepare for that busy night.  I make a big batch of my vegan bean chili with creamy cannellini beans, roasted green chiles, and spinach.

A Halloween night meal should be simple and forgiving.  Meaning you can make it a day or two in advance and rewarm throughout the evening. When family drifts in and out, there is always something hearty and healthy to feed them.

Also noteworthy is that this vegan bean chili is so easy to prepare. It can be executed start to finish in less than 35 minutes.

In addition to being hearty, this vegan bean chili is also healthy!  To prepare it all  you need are some cartons of cannellini beans, onion, jalapeño, canned roasted green chiles, spinach, and some non-dairy unsweetened milk for creaminess. I used Silk unsweetened soy milk because I like the clean taste of their soy milk for my savory dishes. Soy milk also packs a powerful protein punch.

The chili is lightly seasoned with with cumin, paprika, and cayenne. You can leave out the cayenne and jalapeño if you are serving it to  little ones who don't like spicy food.

When you’re yearning to savor something healthy and hearty, but still need something to warm your bones, this easy vegan bean chili is the answer. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.netVegan Bean Chili With Creamy Cannellini Beans , Green Chiles & Spinach

My favorite way to present this vegan bean chili is topped with some chopped fresh aromatic cilantro and a side bowl of tortilla chips for dipping.

So the next time you are yearning to savor something vibrant and refreshing, but still need something to warm your bones, this vegan bean chili is your answer.

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Vegan Bean Chili With Creamy Cannellini Beans, Green Chiles & Spinach
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Serves: 6
  • 2 15-ounce cartons cooked cannellini beans
  • 2 4.5 cans roasted green chiles
  • 1 cup of Silk unsweetened Soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2-3 cups vegetable broth plus ½ cup for sautéing
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno, chopped
  • 5-ounces of fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips for serving (optional)
  1. Heat ½ cup vegetable broth in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute or two. Add the chopped jalapeños, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Saute for another 5-7 minutes adding more vegetable broth if sticking, stirring frequently.
  2. Add 2 cups of vegetable broth, green chilies and rinsed beans. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk together the corn meal and soy milk. Add to the saucepan. Bring back up to a simmer. Add the spinach and cook for another 6-8 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Serve in bowls topped with chopped fresh cilantro. Serve tortilla chips on the side.



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  1. about the spinach… I will make this and use a 6-oz package of baby spinach leaves (like for salad). I have a similar recipe and that’s what I use in that recipe.

    • You were spot on Sandra. Thanks for letting me know.

      • I made this and it was very good. I used the 6-oz pkg fresh baby spinach leaves. Next time I’ll make it without the cornmeal. I’m now trying to follow a breast cancer diet, and cornmeal is not on the diet. I’m going to look around here and see what recipes you have that I can follow on this new journey.

  2. Sounds delish but How much spinach???