Healthy and flavorful Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili recipe made with a mix of dried beans, vegetables, spices, and a secret ingredient. A healthy, one-pot meatless meal your whole family will love.
I love this meatless vegetarian chili recipe and I know you are going to love it, too. I think it’s fun to use dried beans, cooked in the Instant Pot. Dried beans are fun to use and inexpensive. I’m working with Hurst’s Beans today and I used their slow cooker chili dried bean mix for this recipe. I love their mixed dried beans because you get a good variety of beans all in one bag. This chili mix contains Pinto, black, small red, and kidney beans all in one bag. The best part is you DO NOT have to soak these beans before cooking them. You literally toss them in the pot and let them cook. They turn out awesome every time.
Other things that I love about this recipe are that it has a heavy hand of vegetables in it, but you don’t know it. They kind of cook into nothing and just add flavor and great texture. It also contains a hidden vegetable that I love to sneak into chili… pumpkin! Adding pumpkin thickens the chili and adds a pleasant sweetness that offsets the acidic tomatoes nicely. Trust me on this one, no one will know that your chili has pumpkin in it. I can’t wait for you to try this veggie-filled chili and be sure to read the tips and tricks on how to make it in the slow cooker if you don’t have an Instant Pot and how to make substitutions to fit your preferences.
Here’s why I’m excited to be working with Hurst’s Beans today. Hurst’s is a 4th generation family-owned company that is based out of Indiana (I was raised in Indiana and consider myself a Hoosier through and through), and they’ve been a brand that has been in my cupboard, my mom’s cupboard, and my grandma’s cupboard for years and years. I grew up loving the 15 Bean Soup Mix, and their products are ones I use and know well. I’m so excited to be working with them today. They grow their beans in the US and Canada (yay!), and the flavor packets really are just seasonings in a convenient little package. They are gluten-free and vegan and have no added MSG. This is a great brand, and I can’t wait for you to bring them into your own kitchen if you haven’t already.