This was very good. I made it ahead for a camping trip, and reheated it when we were ready for dinner. It wasn't overly spicy, so my husband said next time he'd add tabasco to his. I used red pepper in place of the green pepper, and added a few more potatoes. I also used one can of kidney beans in place of the dried beans. Next time I might use two. The beans and rice gave the soup a nice hearty texture, I love it that it is so easy to make in the slow cooker.
Good stuff. I sprinkled with parmesan cheese also. (Isn't Bluto the nemesis of Popeye the Sailor Man? He's a surprisingly good cook despite his otherwise brutish behavior...:)
This is a very delicious recipe for veggie chili! We really enjoyed it. I did make a few changes though. I wanted to make it fast, so I used canned kidney beans and black beans. I added 6 cans of beans which was probably too much, so I had to add another can of tomatoes and a little more rice and extra chili powder and cumin. I also had a rind of parmesan cheese in the refrigerator, so I threw that in...Delicious!!