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Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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


Submitted by hisergirl

Makes 10 servings



Quick and filling no-meat chili. The cumin adds extra heat and the basil and yellow peppers add sweetness for a very tasty combination. If you really want meat, ground beef or ground turkey go great in this recipe. My husband likes a little beef in here, but, I find the beans and vegetables make this plenty filling! Note: reduce sodium by using low-salt or no-salt canned beans, or simply soak dried beans overnight prior to making the chili. 1 Serving=2 cups.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetarian Chili

28 ounce can diced tomatoes
28 ounce can tomatoes, whole
28 ounces water
2 cups frozen corn
15 ounce can dark red kidney beans
15 ounce can light red kidney beans
15 ounce can black beans
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 medium onion
1 large pepper, yellow
3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp dried basil
3 cloves garlic
1 medium zuccini

Recipe Directions for Vegetarian Chili

  1. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Cook diced onions until nearly caramelized, stirring regularly. Add diced peppers and crushed garlic and cook for a couple more minutes until peppers start to soften.

  2. Add both cans of tomatoes (can substitute for all diced, one diced with one sauce, both whole or whatever you have on hand and like!). Fill one can with water and add the water to the pot. Turn heat to high.

  3. Add corn. Drain, rinse and add beans. Stir.

  4. Mix cornstarch with 2 tbls of water until well combined. Add to pot. Add spices (chili powder, cumin, basil and anything else to taste). Stir.

  5. Add diced zucchini and cook 10-15 minutes over medium heat, or until zucchini is tender. Chili is ready to serve when zucchini is done, but it can also stew on the stove for an hour or more. Can also be made in crock pot, though adding the zucchini in the last hour or so will keep it firmer and fresher tasting (but, this isn't necessary, depending on your tastes).

  6. Enjoy alone or with your favorite chili accompaniment (corn bread, Parmesan bread bowls, etc.)!

Categories

Main Dish, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 455.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
221
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
679mg
28%
Potassium
226mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
35.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
9.4g
38%
Sugars
7.4g
Protein
9.7g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 90%
Calcium 12% Iron 17%
* 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
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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