Meatless Monday: Vegan Three Bean Chili with Avocado

Vegan Chili

Happy Meatless Monday and last Monday in February! I don’t know about you but I am always happy to see February come to an end.  It is probably my least favorite month, especially this year with all of the terribly frigid temps we’ve been having.  

Actually, yesterday was quite warm…a balmy 27 degrees and I was even tempted to breakout the shorts and flip flops.  That “warm” blast of air lasted for all of a hot second though and today we are back to bone chilling single degree temperatures! 

Aside from a sweaty run or some exercise and vats of coffee, the best way to warm up is with some vegan three bean chili.  While I know that this isn’t the most creative Meatless Monday recipe, it certainly is tasty and comforting…especially when it’s topped with avocado! 😉 

Vegan Three Bean Chili with Avocado {Gluten Free} via

Vegan Three Bean Chili with Avocado {Gluten Free} via




  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbp olive oil 
  • 32 ounce carton of vegetable broth 
  • 1 12 oz can of tomato paste 
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can of navy beans, drained + rinsed 
  • 1 15 oz can of kidney beans, drained + rinsed 
  • 2 tbsp chili powder 
  • 1 tbsp cumin 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper 
  • 1 avocado, sliced 


  1.  In a small pan, heat olive oil and then sautee diced onions until clear. 
  2. In a crockpot or large pot, pour in vegetable broth then stir in tomato paste, black, navy and kidney beans. 
  3. Add in spices, using more or less to taste. 
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours in crockpot or let simmer on stove top for about 30 minutes. 
  5. Serve with sliced avocado. 
  6. Enjoy! :) 
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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply February 23, 2015

yum! I love lots of beans in my chili! I am so happy to report that my avocado tree is in full bloom- I can't wait to have avocado slices on everything! Happy Monday!
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    Reply February 23, 2015

    I am SO jealous that you have an avocado tree!!! That is amazing!

      BJ @ Geek Fitness
      Reply February 23, 2015

      I feel the same way! If an avocado tree would grow where I live, I'd have as many as I could fit near my house. Holy cow!
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        Reply February 23, 2015

        Same here! I will have to settle for paying $2/avocado at the store...boooo!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply February 23, 2015

Mmmmm! Warm me up baby!
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    Reply February 23, 2015

    Haha, exactly! Perfect way to warm up from the inside out ;)

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply February 23, 2015

I may be the only person on earth who doesn't like beans or avocado. I really need to change that!
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    Reply February 23, 2015

    I really think you might be....which makes me wonder, what do you eat?! :P

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply February 23, 2015

Yum! I love a good veggie chili! I think I might make one for dinner tonight!
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    Reply February 23, 2015

    Yay! Perfect way to warm up on a Monday :)

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply February 23, 2015

Beans, Beans good for your heart....LOL! I should make this version I bet my family wouldn't even know the difference. I love fooling them into healthy and tasty!
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    Reply February 23, 2015

    Haha I know, my kids gobbled this up but they are big bean lovers which lead to a night of random tooting musical numbers around the house ;)

Reply February 23, 2015

I'm quite certain this has been a record year for chili production in this house!
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    Reply February 23, 2015

    I know!!! With all these sub zero temps it's the only way to warm up!

Reply February 23, 2015

I love chili. I'm a chili-recipe hoarder. So thanks for adding to my collection. :)

    Reply February 23, 2015

    Haha, you are quite welcome! ;)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply February 23, 2015

Mmm, I'll take/make anything if there's avocado involved! Simple recipes are so comforting :)
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    Me too! I'm all about avocado all day, every day! :)

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply February 23, 2015

I'm not a big fan of beans personally, but your photos do make this chili look delicious!!
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    Thank you! It was really good...I am not sure of a good sub for beans but if you like chili flavors you should give it a try! :)

Reply February 23, 2015

Love this, looks delicious! Perfect for cold winter days, comfort in a bowl!
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    Exactly! Nothing better than something warm and delicious to get you through these cold days! :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply February 23, 2015

I actually think I prefer a bean chilli to a meat one. Once it has all the flavours in it, I really don't miss the meat.
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    I am the same way- my hubby is a meat fan with the chili and even he said last night when we were eating this that he didn't miss the meat!

Reply February 23, 2015

Seriously, this looks so delicious! I will be making this one night. Thanks for sharing!
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    Thank you! Hope you enjoy, let me know what you think! :)

Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
Reply February 24, 2015

Holy guacamole! That looks LEGIT.
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    Haha, thanks Tiffany! It tasted pretty legit too! :)

Reply February 24, 2015

I love chilis-they are so easy I just kinda make them up now. These photos are beautiful!
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    Thank you! Yes, I love chili for that reason too! So easy :)

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply February 24, 2015

So cold here today. This would be amazing.
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    Reply February 24, 2015

    Omg, I know! I wish it would warm up!!!

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