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Vegan Pumpkin Beer Chili

This vegan pumpkin beer chili is so festive and cozy for fall! This would be perfect to eat while watching football, or even served over fries! 

Keyword beer, chili, IPA, pumpkin, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Well and Full


Vegan Pumpkin Beer Chili

  • 1/2 Red Onion diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic minced
  • Neutral Vegetable Oil for sauté
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 1/2 Cups Your Favorite IPA Beer
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Purée
  • 1 15 oz Can Black Beans
  • 1 Cup Red Lentils
  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Maple Syrup


  • Chopped Scallions
  • Chopped Cilantro


  1. Bring a little neutral vegetable oil to medium heat in a large pot. Add in the onions, and sauté until they're soft - about 5-8 minutes. Then add in the garlic, and sauté for about a minute, until it's fragrant.

  2. Then, add in all other ingredients, stirring vigorously to combine.

  3. Simmer chili on the stove for 30-40 minutes.

  4. When done, taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. IPA beers are usually bitter, so feel free to add more maple syrup to your liking.

  5. Serve with chopped scallions and cilantro, if desired.

  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

A few notes on this recipe:

  • This makes a very thick chili. If you prefer it to be thinner, stir in 1-2 cups of vegetable broth at the end.
  • If you don't like beer, feel free to sub in the same amount of vegetable broth.
  • If you don't have black beans on hand, feel free to sub in the same amount of chickpeas, navy beans, or red beans.