Chili Non Carne

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Nancy Van Ess

Originally from the book "Choose to Lose"

Top Review by Fanged Menace

Boring. I don't like tomatos, so I only used 16oz of tomatos and supplemented with corn, Boca crumblings and more onions, green peppers and garlic. Served over nice nutty wild rice which improved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add a splash of water and cook until soft. Mix in chili powder, basil, oregano and cumin.
  3. Stir in zucchini and carrots until well blended.
  4. Cook for about 1 minute over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in chopped tomatoes, undrained kidney beans and drained kidney beans.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until thick.
  8. Top with chopped onions, tomatoes or green peppers.

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