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Steak-n-Shake chili 2

Vegan Steak n Shake Chili

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bowls 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: American


A veganized version of a midwestern classic - Steak n Shake Chili. Serve with diced onion or over spaghetti for that classic Steak n Shake Chili Mac.



Onion Soup

  • 1 large Sweet Onion ((diced))
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbs Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Tbs All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth


  • 2 cloves Garlic ((minced))
  • 1 Tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder


  • 1 cup Any Cola ((coke or pepsi))
  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce ((8oz))
  • 1 can Tomato Paste ((6oz))
  • 1/2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar


  • 1 can Kidney Beans (15oz) ((drained & rinsed))
  • 1 can Kidney Beans (15oz) ((with juice))


  1. Heat onion and salt in a few tablespoons of veg broth until brown and caramelized
  2. Add flour and stir to coat
  3. Add Balsamic Vinegar to make a thick Roux, scraping any brown bits on bottom of pan
  4. Add Veg Broth to make a thick soup
  5. Add garlic and remaining spices and stir to combine
  6. Add all liquid ingredients and stir until combined and thickened
  7. Add beans and simmer for 30 min or so on low heat.


Garnish with pickled jalapeños, diced onion.
Can also serve over Spaghetti for an authentic Steak n Shake Chili Mac.