Dawn's Favorite Low-Fat Chili

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by SpicyDoc

I make many types of chili, but my wife likes this version best. It is easy, virtually fat-free, and family-friendly. It makes a big pot but freezes well. I spice up my own bowl with hot sauce, jalapenos,fresh onion, whatever.

Top Review by Katzen

Absolutely delicious! I thought I had the market cornered on Vegetarian Chili, but I was wrong, SpicyDoc! Although our recipes are very similar, the addition of cocoa, oregano, cumin, and vinegar (who would have known?) would make such a difference!!! Of course, this spice freak added (and loved) the optional chipotle powder! I did also add two hot yellow banana peppers, and two jalepenos in with the other peppers, and a dash of salt at the end. Thanks so much for sharing this gem. Made for PAC Fall 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a large pot, saute the chopped vegetables in the olive oil until soft.
  2. Crumble in the fake meat and stir a bit.
  3. Add all of the canned stuff and stir.
  4. Add all of the seasonings and simmer for 30 minutes, adding a bit of water if you like it thinner.
  5. Taste and tweak; if you like it spicier I recommend the chipotle powder. Hot sauce will do it too.

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