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Vegetarian Cincinnati Chili

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner, Vegan, Gluten free
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Glutenfree, Plant based, Pasta, Chili


My Vegetarian Cincinnati Chili is full of protein, entirely vegan and gluten free. For real the best way to to have spicy food that is good for your body and soul.



  • 1 batch Tempeh sauce
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, reserve 1/3 cup liquid
  • 1 Tbs cacao powder,
  • chili spice mix (2 Tbs chili powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, 4 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp cloves)
  • salt, pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the chili spice mix by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
  2. Making the tempeh sauce according the directions, but add extra bell pepper. Cook the whole mix for around 6 minutes.
  3. Add beans, reserved bean liquid, cacao powder, and spice mix.
  4. Cook for ten extra minutes. Enjoy plain or served over pasta with bread.