Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A spicy and flavorful recipe I created through experimentation based on the Fantastic Foods Vegetarian Chili starter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mince or pulverize garlic.
  2. Chop onions.
  3. Chop half of the onion into small (1 cm by 1 cm) square pieces.
  4. Chop the other half into strips (1/2 cm by 8 cm).
  5. This is so you get aesthetically pleasing "strips" of onion in the chili.
  6. Chop the other fresh vegetables into small pieces.
  7. Saute (covered) the onions, garlic and carrots on medium heat for about three minutes.
  8. Add the remaining vegetables and continue to saute until the onions are just starting to soften, but before they become soft (about five minutes).
  9. Add the water and the Vegetarian Chili Mix (entire boxes) and the beans.
  10. Bring to a boil.
  11. Add canned vegetables and tomato paste.
  12. Add spices to taste and stir thoroughly.
  13. Simmer on very low heat for at least 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  14. Let cool to warm before serving.
  15. Tastes best if re-heated.
  16. Serve with grated"sharp" cheddar cheese and generously buttered bread.


Most Helpful

This was good, but extremely spicy. I dunno if I messed up & added too much cayenne or chili pepper, but if I make it again I'll probably add just a little bit of those spices and then add more to taste once it's made.

Moishe Lettvin (1) September 10, 2001

Mushrooms in chili is so nasty. Otherwise it's pretty good.

Tampa Red February 27, 2003

Wow! What a kick! This chili is to die for, and it''s SOOOOOO healthy too.

Kenneth Cummings August 02, 2001

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