Vegan Mexican Chili







Looking for a pantry friendly recipe? Try EdgarRaw’s Vegan Mexican Chili recipe. It’s super easy, coming together in about 35 minutes on the stove. Or if you have a pressure cooker or Instant Pot, add all the ingredients to the machine and dinner is ready even faster!

Print Recipe


  1. Cook teff according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes. If veggies start to get stuck to the pot, add 2 tablespoons water.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the teff. Mix well and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so to keep it from getting stuck, and burning, on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Incorporate the cooked teff in the chili pot and mix well. Simmer a few more minutes to make sure the teff is warm.
  5. Serve with desired toppings.

Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Hit the sauté button
  2. Cook the onions, garlic and mushrooms for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the chili ingredients, including the teff, and hit the pressure cooker button.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Release the pressure and served with desired toppings.
Vegan Mexican Chili made with Teff Grain


  • 2 cups cooked Maskal Teff® grain, ivory or brown
  • 3 tablespoon avocado oil
  • ½ white onion, finely chopped
  • 5 small garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 2 cans kidney beans, low sodium
  • 2 cans pinto beans, low sodium
  • 1 can sweet corn, low sodium
  • 1 can roasted tomatoes or 2 cups of roughly chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 3 large carrots, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle flakes or cayenne
  • Pinch salt and pepper


  • ½ red onion, diced
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 whole avocado, cut into slices
  • Corn chips

More Recipes
to Try

Browse our recipe catalogue, containing more than 100 teff recipes!