Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is an adopted recipe that I've not yet had the chance to try. I have made similar vegetarian chilis before, and feel comfortable recommending it especially considerng the extant reviews, but would love more feedback from anyone else who might get to it before I do. Thanks!
- 2 tablespoons safflower oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 medium zucchini, shredded
- 1 (18 ounce) can tomatoes with juice
- 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, 1 cup
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, to taste
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- GARNISH: corn, chopped scallions, shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, or a combination, optional.
- In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil.
- Saute garlic, green pepper, celery, onion, carrot, and zucchini until crisp/tender, about 3 minutes.
- As mixture cooks, stir in remaining ingredients.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium.
- Cover and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
- Top each serving with a garnish, if desired.
- If you wish, set under broiler to melt cheese.
- VARIATIONS: - add 1/2 cup whole raw cashews If reheating, add addt'l liquid, such as water, tomato juice, or veg stock.
Chili is one of my favorite foods and I recently became a Vegetarian so I had to find a way to still have it. I made a few changes though. I did a whole white onion, added Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, did a can of kidney beans, a can of Northern beans, omitted the bell pepper, and used a chili seasoning packet instead of chili powder. I'm letting it simmer for a couple of hours to develop the flavors. I'm so excited to eat some of it. I tasted it and its awesome so far. Thanks for the amazing recipe.
YUM, YUM, YUM!!!! This is still bubbling on the stove, waiting for the cornbread to finish baking, and I think I've eaten half of it from the pot! I love the mix of seasonings! I had to omit the bell pepper and the zucchini because I don't have them today, and I also used a can of Rotel tomatoes with lime and cilantro since that's what I had. The rest of the mix I followed exactly, and BOY is it delicious! So easy, too, and uses ingredients I *almost* always have on hand. Thanks for this great meatless option! We'll be making this often this fall. :)
This was amazing chili! I doubled it so I'd have leftovers and am wishing now that I had made more. A couple of changes: I used olive oil instead of safflower, red & yellow bell peppers instead of green, and fresh tomatoes instead of canned. I didn't add the hot sauce and only 1 out of 3 people eating added it. Yum!