Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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


Submitted by th3redrabbit

Makes 6 servings



A traditional chili, except with bulgar and without ground meat. Although the concept of "meat substitutes" is hardly compelling, the bulgar really does give a ground-beef-like texture. It also enhances the protein content. Soak the beans for at least 4 hours (preferably over night) before cooking. Prepare all other ingredients while the beans are cooking, to save time.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetarian Chili

2.5 cup Kidney Beans Dark Red
1 cup Tomato Juice
1 cup Bulgar Wheat
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1.5 medium raw Onion Yellow
7 serving Garlic Cloves
1 medium raw Carrots
1 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) Celery
2 tsp Cumin
0.333 tbsp Basil, Fresh
2 tsp Chili Powder
1.5 tsp Salt, Table
1 medium raw Bell Pepper Green
14 oz Tomatoes, Red, Ripe
3 tbsp Tomato Paste

Recipe Directions for Vegetarian Chili

  1. Place the soaked beans in a Dutch oven or kettle, cover with water, turn heat down to a simmer, and cook until tender (about 1.25 hours). Watch the water level during cooking, adding more if necessary. Drain off any excess water when the beans are done.

  2. Heat the tomato juice to boiling. Add it to the bulgar in a small bowl, cover, and let stand 15 minutes. Add this to the cooked beans.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized skilled. Add onion, half the garlic, carrot, celery, and seasonings. Saute over medium heat about 5 minutes, add bell pepper, and saute until all the vegetables are tender.

  4. Add the sauteed vegetables, tomatoes (au jus), and tomato paste to the beans. Simmer over lowest possible heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes or longer. After about 15 minutes, add remaining garlic. Taste to adjust seasonings, and serve hot, topped with parsley and/or grated cheese.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 717.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
309
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.7g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
1272mg
53%
Potassium
456mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
51.6g
17%
Dietary Fiber
12.1g
48%
Sugars
8.9g
Protein
10.6g
Vitamin A 60% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 11% Iron 22%
* 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
88% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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