Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Looking for an easy Vegetarian Chili recipe? Learn how to make Vegetarian Chili using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by caverlady

Makes 12 servings



I love this chili with a bit of feta or goat cheese on top and a big drizzle of olive oil

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetarian Chili

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 c chopped shallots
8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, peeled and grated
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 chipotle pepper (from can or rehydrate), minced
28 ounce of crushed tomatoes
10 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (canned is fine)
2 1/4 cups black, brown, or green lentils (or combo), rinsed and picked over
2/3 cup pearled barley or pearled farro
2/3 cup bulgur wheat
1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)

Recipe Directions for Vegetarian Chili

  1. In a large stockpot pot over medium heat add the olive oil, onion, and shallots.

  2. When the onions soften up and get a bit translucent, add the garlic, ginger, chili powder and cumin. Stir well and cook for a minute of so, until everything gets quite fragrant.

  3. Stir in the serrano pepper and chipotle pepper, tomatoes, and 8 cups of the broth.

  4. Now add the chickpeas, lentils, barley/farro, and bulgur - stirring between each addition.

  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer.

  6. Take a taste of the broth a few minutes into the simmer - you can make adjustments for salt here - if you're using water in place of broth, you can add a teaspoon of salt for starters and add more later if needed.

  7. Simmer away for about 35- 45 minutes or until the lentils and grains are cooked through. You will likely need to add the rest of the water, a cup at a time, if the chili thickens up too much.

  8. Before serving do your final adjustments - add more chipotle, salt, or whatever you think it needs and enjoy!

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Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 376.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
385
Calories from Fat
53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.9g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
951mg
40%
Potassium
906mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates
62.1g
21%
Dietary Fiber
21.7g
87%
Sugars
8.7g
Protein
22.6g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 11% Iron 38%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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