Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my mom's vegetarian chili recipe, and I grew up loving it. I've had all kinds of chili, meat and meatless, and this is still the best. So easy to make, very filling, and perfect for a cold day. My roommate once ate a bowl when she had the flu and said she felt 80% better after the chili! Who knows what magical properties it has; I just know it's REALLY good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté garlic briefly in a big Dutch oven or pot.
  2. Stir in the undrained tomatoes, water, tomato paste, chili powder, mustard, basil, oregano, cumin and pepper.
  3. Drain each can of beans, rinse them, and add to the pot.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the carrots, corn, and zucchini and the hot pepper sauce.
  6. Simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve with grated cheese.
  8. Note: you can substitute other kinds of beans and canned corn for the frozen.
  9. Add more water or tomatoes if mixture is too thick.


Most Helpful

My fave vegetarin chilli recipe! Incredibly healthy and tastes gret. I always go heavier on the chilli powder, tabasco and pretty much all the other seasonings. I use canned sweet corn not frozen. Perfect for a chilli day, way better for a cold than chicken soup. Occasionally I try shredding the carrots to change up the texture a bit. Keeps very well in the frigde. When I'm in the mood for it, this is all I eat for days. Shreded sharp cheddar is a must have garnish.

Rei August 21, 2006


Jajaja September 10, 2005

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