Total Time
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. GARNISH: corn, chopped scallions, shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, or a combination, optional.
  2. In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil.
  3. Saute garlic, green pepper, celery, onion, carrot, and zucchini until crisp/tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. As mixture cooks, stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium.
  6. Cover and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  7. Top each serving with a garnish, if desired.
  8. If you wish, set under broiler to melt cheese.
  9. VARIATIONS: - add 1/2 cup whole raw cashews If reheating, add addt'l liquid, such as water, tomato juice, or veg stock.
Most Helpful

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.

KaitBaby1989 March 18, 2013

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. :)

princessbride029 September 01, 2009

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!

earthmama77 December 14, 2008