Joey's Famous Vegan Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 184.4
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 839.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.5 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Joey's Famous Vegan Chili calories by ingredient


Like the name says -- wow! Like the name says -- wow!
Number of Servings: 24


    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    3 cups chopped onions
    3 cloves fresh garlic, minced

    2 large green peppers, cleaned and diced
    1 bag (12 ounces) Morningstar Farms Grillers crumbles
    1 6-ounce can tomato paste
    2 29-ounce cans diced tomatoes, juice and all
    2 14.5-or-so-ounce cans of each: black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, or six cans of any other beans you like, drained and rinsed
    1 29-ounce can white or yellow hominy, drained and rinsed
    1 tablespoon maple syrup (or the same amount of any other natural sweetener)

    2 tablespoons dried basil
    3 tablespoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes (or ˝ teaspoon red pepper flakes - Penzeyâs sells Aleppo)
    1 tablespoon cumin

    2 cups water.


I make this in my 7-quart slow cooker, but you could make this on the stove top, or cut the recipe in half if you have a smaller slow cooker. It freezes beautifully, so we split it up into servings, freeze them, pop them out of the containers into individual bags, and grab them for lunches.

I use all organic ingredients. Using conventional ingredients will not affect the nutritional counts, only the flavor and your health.

Heat the olive oil in a pan, then saute the onions until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and green peppers, and saute for another minute. Add the herbs and spices, and saute another 30 seconds before adding the other ingredients. Place the sauteed mixture into the slow cooker, and mix in all of the other ingredients, making sure that the tomato paste is thoroughly mixed in. Cover and heat on high for two hours, and low for four hours, or on low for six to eight hours.

This recipe makes a flat six quarts, so if your slow cooker is not at least 6.5 or 7 quarts, cut it in half.

24 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VITAMINJ.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Instead of Morning Star Crumbles I use TVP (texturized vegetable can't tell much of a difference once everything is cooked) Morning Star is vegetarian and not vegan. It contains milk and eggs. It's still a bomb recipe though - 4/26/12

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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Serves 24 - you have to be kidding! - 7/21/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love it when Joey makes this. I too have made it a few times. I personally like to add more "hot" to it but hey, to each his own. Joan... don't apologize for adding meat to it.. .but... try it with grillers (vegetarian) just once... you won't miss the meat or the fat! :-) - 7/7/07

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    - 12/13/20

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    Yum - 7/31/17