Jack's magic three bean chili: Moody Monday

I'm not going to lie, I've always been a ridiculously big fan of fairy tales. Whether it was the haunting, twisted Grimm Brothers' tales or the fluffed up, sexually-biased Disney versions. So when I decided to dedicate VeganMoFo to all the fabulous (and maybe less-than-stellar) shows out there, I absolutely knew I had to do a dish for Once Upon a Time.

While I could have easily done another rad apple pie of some sort, I decided to tackle something with good ole' magic beans - Jacks to be certain.

And since fall has been flirting with those of us in Ohio for the last week, I figured what better dish to make than a three bean chili?

The best part about this (other than the magic)? It's got no fake meat and loads of cauliflower!

Jack's magic three bean chili
(makes 8-10 servings)
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can cannellini beans
1 can black beans
10 roma tomatoes, cup up (about dime-sized pieces)
1 red onion, diced
1 28 oz can of tomato sauce
2-3 cups water (depending on how chunky/watery you want your chili)
3 jalapeno peppers, diced
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TBS vegan worcestershire sauce
2 TBS chili powder
1 TBS crushed red pepper
1 TBS onion powder
1 TBS garlic powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp dried basil

Dice up tomatoes (try to keep as much juice as you can for the chili!) and toss them in a big ole' pot on the stove. Add water and tomato sauce. Cook on medium to high heat. Add diced up onion, jalapeno peppers and chopped up cauliflower. Stir in brown sugar, vegan worcestershire sauce, chili powder, red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon and dried basil. cook for 15 minutes. Stir in garbanzo, cannellini and black beans. Cook another 30 minutes on low to medium heat (you want a slow boil/bubble).

Serve with your favorite vegan cheese and chip!


  1. Yummmm this looks awesome! I've never made my own from scratch!

  2. I love how chili is a throw whatever you have on hand kind of dish! I have never thought of using cauliflower! Usually I just use a lot of yellow squash, and zucchini at mine.

  3. Sounds so so so so good. I chili, and I love the fact that you went with a theme. That's giving me ideas now.

  4. I love the addition of cauliflower here!!

  5. Three kinds of beans in one pot, looks delicious recipe.