Meatless Monday: Fiery Three Bean Chili with Spicy Lime Sour Cream

Chili is basically a bowl full of protein, fiber and other nutrients. Plant based versions also have the added benefits of being low in fat and cholesterol free. This version is full of flavor and has an adjustable amount of heat.

This recipe is quick and easy but you will have people thinking you spent all day in the kitchen. If you happen to have more time to spare, you can always sub in fresh beans and tomatoes and/or make your own chili seasoning. 

I love spicy food. If fact, I even sprinkle extra hot sauce or ghost chili flakes on my bowl. If you prefer a milder version, I’ve included the necessarily alterations for that. That’s the great thing about this recipe, It’s completely customizable. No matter which way you do it, it’s sure to be a tasty and hearty dish especially perfect for chilly days. 

Fiery Three Bean Chili w/ Spicy Lime Sour Cream
Serves 6
A hearty flavor packed vegan chili
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
For The Chili
  1. 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  2. 3-4 Cloves Garlic
  3. 1 Diced Medium Onion
  4. 2-3 Diced Jalapeños
  5. 1 Package Veggie Ground (gluten free brand if need be)
  6. 1 15oz Can Kidney Beans (drained)
  7. 1 15oz Can White Beans (drained)
  8. 1 15oz Can Black Beans (drained)
  9. 2 14.5oz Cans Diced Tomatoes
  10. 1 Chili Seasoning Packet
For The Sour Cream
  1. 1 Container Vegan Sour Cream
  2. 1-2 Limes Juiced
  3. 1-2 Jalapeños
  4. Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  1. Dice the onion, jalapeños and garlic
  2. Heat a large pot or dutch oven and add olive oil
  3. Add the onion, jalapeños and garlic to the pot and sauté 2-3 mins on medium heat
  4. Add the veggie ground to the mixture and cook till heated through
  5. Add the beans, tomatoes and chili seasoning
  6. Simmer 5-10 mins to let the flavors marry
  7. Serve with sour cream, lime wedges, vegan cheese and fresh herbs such as parsley or cilantro
For The Sour Cream
  1. Mix the remaining diced Jalapeño, and the cayenne into the sour cream.
  1. You can control the heat of this dish by using different varieties of chili. For example, you can use Habaneros for more heat. For a mild version, use bell pepper.
  2. This dish is great with a side of corn bread or garlic bread.
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10 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: Fiery Three Bean Chili with Spicy Lime Sour Cream

  1. This sounds so good! I love a good spicy chilli, but haven’t made one in so long as the husband and kids aren’t big fans of the spicy foods, and sprinkling the chilli on top just isn’t the same – may have to whip some up just for myself 🙂

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