The Best Meatless Taco Chili

Nothing beats a crockpot meal on a cool day! Especially when it’s quick to prep and plentiful enough to share. Which is why this meatless taco chili is a go-to recipe for meals at my house, especially for Wintery Sunday afternoons when we invite people over for lunch after church.

There’s something comforting about slow cooking a meal for hours and hours. Although this recipe doesn’t include meat, the end result is flavorful and moist and hearty.

The base of this recipe is beans – whichever varieties your enjoy! I always include black and white beans, and change up the other kinds. You can certainly add ground meat as well; just be sure to cook it on the stovetop before adding it to the crockpot.

Fire roasted tomatoes and jalapeno add a kick of flavor without being too spicy. The tomato juice can be subbed with water, but it does add a depth to the overall taste. And no meal is complete without vegetables, so I toss in corn and bell peppers and onions for good measure. Lastly, add your taco seasoning. 

This simmers on high for only 3-4 hours, just long enough to heat up the beans and blend the flavors. Or crank it on low all day long.

And of course, chili isn’t complete without the toppings! Corn chips, cheese, sour cream, and avocado are classic toppings! What do you like to add on top of your chili?

Yield: 8

The Best Meatless Taco Chili

The Best Meatless Taco Chili

Try this meatless chili made with beans, onions, peppers, and corn. It’s seasoned to perfection with taco seasoning and fire roasted tomatoes!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 4 seconds
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes 4 seconds


  • 2 cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, any color, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup tomato juice/sauce (or sub with water)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning


On the stove:

  1. Over medium heat in a stock pot, saute the onion in a few tablespoons of olive oil. 
  2. Once translucent, add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Immediately lower heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and corn chips.

In the crockpot:

  1. Place all ingredients in crockpot.
  2. Run on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and corn chips.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 788mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 10gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

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