Although this was quite different to my usual veggie chilli recipe and tasted very different too, it was delicious and I shall be making it again. I too was a little sceptical of the grated carrot idea but it really worked well. I halved the recipe but otherwise followed it faithfully. I notice one other reviewer mentioned adding ground turkey 'for protein'. That's fine if it is a matter of taste, but the kidney beans are a perfectly good alternative protein so there is no need from a nutritional point of view.
Am always looking for tasty, meatless dishes and am delighted with this one. I used just 1 Tbls cumin and did not add the red pepper flakes or the cinnamon. Cooked on high in crockpot for about 5 hours. This is definitely a keeper!
I gave this 3 stars because as a recipe, it wasn't to my taste for chili, but after some quick fixes, it ended up enjoyable so it could be a good base recipe. I felt that there was too much tomato, not enough beans. I will admit that I cooked it in the slow cooker, so maybe that affected the taste. I chopped up all of the veggies (except the zucchini) and microwaved them in a big glass dish with the aromatics (per the way America's test kitchen does most of their recipes in their Slow Cooker Revolution book) before putting them into the slow cooker and the onions were still not done after 4 hours on high - and my cooker runs hot. We let it cook longer and then gave it a taste and it just wasn't what we were looking for, which was unfortunate because I had doubled the recipe since this had received good reviews. I added a can of baked beans and a can of refried beans, some oregano and parsley and that helped a lot. After the fixes we really enjoyed it and DH had a second bowl and he originally didn't want to eat any of it. So, I might make the recipe again, but probably omit the can of whole tomatoes and add more beans.
We have made this twice and loved it both times, even our little kids ate it! I don't like corn in my chili, but everything else was great.
So good! My whole family gobbled it up, kids and hubby ate 3 servings! Love all the veggies in here. Added 1 lb lean ground turkey for protein, added a 15oz can of beef broth and a 6 oz can of tomato paste. Played with the spices a bit (doubled the chili powder and paprika, kept the cumin as is, forgot the cinnamon). Used the 2 large cans of tomatoes I had on hand (1 was diced, 1 was whole), and simmered for about an hour. This made a huge batch, I'll freeze the extra for another meal. Thanks for the recipe.
Excellent recipe, I didn't think the grated carrot would work but it really gives a good texture!
Yum! I made this last night and just loved it! I added more chilli powder, cumin, used all of the bell peppers, took out the zucchini, and added black beans (personal preference). I also used rotel's chilli fixins. Very spicy - just the way i like it! I sprinkled a little bit of chedder cheese and a little dollop of sour cream. Very filling!
Great recipe! It looks like meat and tastes like "real" chilli!! Great way to get veggies in. I used my mini food processor to chop everything so it was super fast to put together too. Thanks, brew!!