This is probably the first vegetarian chili that I've enjoyed. Most are just too sweet and just taste like a vegetarian stew, but this one doesn't. I added a 1/4 cup of peanut better, which thickened the chili and made it taste meaty (seriously, try it!) and left out the tomato paste, which I hate using. I also added chopped celery, serrano peppers and Adobo seasoning. The dumplings were delicious as well and really made the dish special. I will be making this again, for sure.
This recipe is a great vegetarian chili that even appeases the hardcore carnivores in our house! I use 2 onions and a whole pepper, as well as an extra can of kidney beans to make it a little chunkier and the results are always a win at my house.
You've got A GREAT CHILLI DISH here, although I did cut back on the chili powder & also used about 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper in place of the usual S&P! I especially enjoyed the cornmeal dumplings! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]