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Vegetarian ″Beef″ Chili with Beans

An image of prepared Vegetarian "Beef" Chili with Beans made with ground meatless crumbles, onion, Campbell's® Condensed Tomato Soup and kidney beans.
  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 20 min
  • serves: 2 people
  • calories: 281 1 serving

Want to elevate a can of Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup into something heartier (and still vegetarian-friendly)? There are plenty of meatless chilis out there, but you’d never guess this ″Beef″ Chili with Beans was one of them by taste alone. That’s because plant-based protein crumbles, kidney beans, and a richly-seasoned tomato base add up to something savory and substantial- exactly what you want in a chili. Just grab a pot and a few pantry staples and you can have a steaming bowl of pure comfort food on the table in 20 minutes. Top it off with your favorite additions - think sliced jalapeños, crumbled tortilla chips, or shredded cheese - and dinner is served!


  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen ground meatless crumbles
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup drained rinsed canned kidney beans, black beans or pinto beans


  • Tips

    • To up the heartiness, enjoy the chili with cooked rice or pasta. We recommend elbow macaroni or rotini.
    • Set up a topping station so everyone can customize their bowl of chili. Some suggestions: shredded cheese, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, diced avocado, lime wedges, chopped cilantro, crumbled tortilla chips, and hot sauce. 
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.  Add the meatless crumbles and onion and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the chili powder and cumin and cook and stir for 2 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the soup, water and beans and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

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Calories 281
Total Fat 4 g
Sat. Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 989 mg
Total Carb 43 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Sugar 18 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 20 %DV
Potassium 20 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.