Total Time
7hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 hrs

My family loves this meal, and my husband didn't even realize the meat was 'missing' until after dinner that night when I mentioned it. I made it for my husband and I along with 3 other guys at hunting camp, and every last drop was gone! This recipe is modified (to make it meatless) from one found in Fix-It & Forget-It. Best of all, when I priced it out late 2006, it only cost $3.50 for the entire batch! If you are out all day, make it in the crock pot. Otherwise, if you forgot or need a *slightly* faster meal, let it simmer on the stove in a dutch oven for 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion, green pepper, and celery in olive oil. (This step can be omitted if hurrying).
  2. Combine all ingredients (except optional additions) in a 5 qt slow cooker. Mix well.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  4. If desired, add cooked noodles prior to serving.
  5. If desired, top each bowl with shredded cheddar cheese and/or sour cream.
Most Helpful

made this first time and it turned out great, however i did add a few items as follows: - 4 or 5 nacho jalapeno slices finely chopped - 2 heaping teaspoons Goya "Recaito Cilantro cooking base - "Lightlife" Smart Ground veggie protein crumbles Most can't tell it's meatless and agree tastes great. Didn't make it too spicy hot for wife's benefit

Roger C July 07, 2009