Go Back
+ servings
Vegetarian Chili Recipe Party and Bar. Soul Soothing, heart Warming, Heavenly delicious and Comforting chili recipe with a chili bar and warm party! Full recipe and details at www.twopurplefigs.com

Vegetarian Chili Recipe Party and Bar

Today is all about one word. Comfort. Real comfort food. We’re not only making a Vegetarian Chili Recipe today, we are throwing a whole Chili party and set up a chili bar that brings everyone together for pure comfort and joy! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, TexMex
Keyword Chili bar, Chili Party, Vegetarian Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 346 kcal
Author Mahy


Vegetarian Chili:

  • 2 tablespoons neutral tasting oil
  • 2 onions finely diced
  • 2 chilli peppers sliced (optional for extra heat)
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 bag MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles frozen
  • 1 bag MorningStar Farms® Grillers Crumbles frozen
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3 cups diced tomatoes and their juices use crushed for a smoother chilli without chunks of tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup black beans canned (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • pinch cumin
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro leaves

Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 pineapple cored and finely diced to about 3 cups of pineapple chunks
  • 2 jalapeños minced (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onions
  • juice of 1 large lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Chili Bar:

  • finely diced onions
  • sliced avocados
  • selection of baby tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro
  • scallions chopped
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • assorted corn chips
  • sliced jalapeños
  • Pineapple salsa recipe above


  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the oil, onions, chili peppers if using, garlic, cilantro, and seasonings. Sauté that for about 5 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.

  2. Add the MorningStar Farms® bags, seasonings and sauté for an extra couple of minutes.
  3. Add in the tomatoes, corn, beans, seasoning and bring the chili to a boil. Then cover the pot of chili and let it cook for at least 30 minutes on low heat to infuse all the flavors together. Once the chili is ready, add in the cilantro, turn off the heat and serve!

  4. Make the pineapple salsa int he meantime, slice a whole pineapple in half and use a paring knife to go around the borders of each half pineapple. Leave about half an inch border as you go. Then grab a melon baller and scoop out as much of the pineapple as possible.

  5. Chop the pineapple into fine pieces about 1/8th of an inch and add them in a bowl. Mix in the remaining ingredients and then scoop the salsa back to the pineapple shells.
  6. Serve the chili with the salsa and toppings! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Add any type of legume you want! I used black beans but chickpeas or even lentils are fine. 
  • Roasted sweet potatoes, cut into cubes would be another great addition to this chili recipe.
  • Sour cream, cheddar cheese, and nacho chips are the most essential additions to a chili bar - beloved by everyone. Go from there and add whatever toppings and salsas you like.
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Chili Recipe Party and Bar
Amount Per Serving (1 serving - no toppings)
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 681mg30%
Potassium 933mg27%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1075IU22%
Vitamin C 110.4mg134%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.