Low sodium, vegan, non-spicy Chili recipe

Trying to please everyone...

Jeannine L posted in Vegan
9w ago

This dish was invented to please three family members – my father-in-law is on a low sodium diet, my future daughter-in-law dislikes spicy foods, and I don't eat meat. Feel free to change things up to match your own personal preferences!

Please note: The ingredient measurements are approximations - I usually just eyeball things as I toss them together.

Low sodium, vegetarian, non-spicy Chili

Trying to please everyone...



  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 40.5 oz can kidney beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 1/2 bag Boca Crumbles (vegetarian "burger" crumbles)
  • 1 28 oz can unsalted tomato sauce
  • 2-4 tablespoons non-salt seasoning of your choice - I used Penzey's "Forward" seasoning (https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/forward-seasoning/c-24/p-301/pd-s )
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oregano


  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add onions, peppers, and garlic and saute until soft. Add a few spoonfuls of water if the veggies begin to stick.
  2. Add beans and fake burger, cook until burger is thawed.
  3. Add tomato sauce and spices. Taste and season to please your own palate (for example, if I only had myself to consider, I would definitely throw in some hot peppers). Simmer for another 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Serve over brown rice.

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Comments (19)

  • Sounds very delicious! It is hard to make food that everyone can enjoy, so this is great! 👌🏻👌🏻

      2 months ago
  • Sounds good!

      2 months ago
    • Thank you, it was, once I got over my expectations. I guess chili doesn't necessarily HAVE to be hot. 😉

        2 months ago
  • Very nice

      2 months ago
  • Looks absolutely delicious! Could any of your meat eaters notice the fake burger?

      2 months ago
    • Nope, apparently the Boca crumbles are pretty close to the real thing, at least when used in saucy dishes (it's been so long since I've eaten real hamburger, I have no way of knowing for sure). I served some spaghetti sauce with Boca crumbles...

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        2 months ago
    • Very nice!

        2 months ago
  • Delicious! I like bean stews without meat. I will try this out!

      2 months ago