A vegetarian chili recipe for folks who don’t like vegetarian chili!
It’s pretty damn tasty, and easy to make, too; once you’ve chopped up the ingredients, you’re 90% done. Or at least 85% done. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
What You Need For This Vegetarian Chili Recipe
2 15 oz cans CHICK PEAS
2 15 oz cans KIDNEY BEANS
2 BELL PEPPERS (chopped)
1 ONION (chopped)
1 HOT PEPPER (diced)
6 cloves GARLIC (finely chopped)
2 SQUASH (cut into large pieces)
1 ZUCHINNI (cut into large pieces)
2 lg or 4 sm TOMATOES (chopped)
1 28 oz can CRUSHED TOMATOES
3-6 oz TOMATO PASTE
1/2 cup CILANTRO (chopped)
1 heaping Tbsp OREGANO
2 Tbsp OLIVE OIL
1 Tbsp CUMIN
1/2 tsp CAYENNE PEPPER
2 Tbsp CHILI POWDER
SALT and PEPPER, to taste
WATER as needed…add slowly
How To Make Vegetarian Chili
Heat olive oil in large pot on medium high heat. Add onions, hot pepper, and garlic and saute 4-5 minutes. Add bell peppers and continue sauteing. Add chili powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper. Mix ingredients well. Add beans and continue cooking. Add zuchinni and squash and oregano. Continue cooking 2-3 minutes and then add fresh tomatoes. Add canned crushed tomatoes. Slowly add water–not too much–as the vegetables will begin to release water as they cook. Cover and bring pot to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in the cilantro. Cover and allow to simmer approx. 45 minutes.
That’s it man. If you can make it a day ahead, then you’re lucky–chili aways taste best on the day after! But it’s good right away, too. Top with shredded cheese, or a dollop of sourcream, or a handful of corn chips–or all three–it’s gonna be delicioso!
Give this vegetarian chili recipe a try and I bet you’re gonna love it–and it’s a healthy chili choice, too.
For more vegetarian comfort food, try this Gluten-Free Tofu Lasagna.
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