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Spicy Vegetarian Chili with Beer
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Sweet and Spicy Chili

Chili is such a perfect dish for any weeknight evening. It doesn’t require a lot of time to fix and it’s a filling, healthy, and delicious meal to prepare. We think this Sweet Spicy Chili is borderline comfort food.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, sweet and spicy chili, sweet chili
Servings: 6
Calories: 320kcal


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 12 oz dark beer such as stout
  • 1 tsp. no-beef bouillon
  • 6 oz tomato paste canned
  • 17 oz black beans canned
  • 15 oz chopped tomatoes petite canned
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 c veggie crumbles
  • 1/2 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • pickled jalapeño pepper slices Garnish


  • Place the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until onions are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for about a minute.
  • Pour the beer into the pot, followed by the bouillon and tomato paste. Stir to combine.
  • Add the black beans (liquid and all), full can of tomatoes (including liquid). Stir to combine.
  • Next add the chili powder, cumin and paprika. Stir to combine.
  • Finally, add the veggie crumbles and give that a stir. Then pour in the honey and stir again.
  • Bring the pot to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Continue simmering until the liquid cooks down and you achieve a desired consistency, around 10 minutes or so.
  • When ready, remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before pouring into serving bowls and topping with jalapeño slices.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2390IU | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 5.7mg