Vegetarian Chili

Recipe by MilanzMom

This is another recipe I found by Dr. Weil; everything he makes is so healthy and good for you. This is a great recipe!

Top Review by Elmotoo

I actually made this as directed. ;) I cooked my own Jacob's Cattle beans (3c dry made at least 8c cooked!) and continued on. Dh was nervous as he said his sinuses were clearing & his eyes were watering while I was cooking. rofl. So I put rice under it for the kids & him (he's usually chili head, too) I just topped mine with cheese. I have to say, I thought it looked like seasoned beans - not chili - but after it had simmered 30 - 45 minutes, it really came together & was NOT too spicy with the one BIG chipotle I used. An excellent dish & very easy since the beans cook unattended then the chili simmers unattended. Made for M3C 11/09.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain beans in a colander.
  2. Heat oil in a large dutch oven or saucepan. Add the onions and sauté over medium heat until onions are soft and golden.
  3. Crush the chipotle pepper if using dried, or mince if using canned.
  4. Add the chipotle pepper, red chile powder, oregano, cumin and allspice to the onions. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes and beans. Simmer for 45 minutes, adding liquid if the mixture gets too dry.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, and more chili if you want a hotter dish.
  7. Serve in bowls with warm tortillas. Garnish with chopped raw onion, chopped tomato, and shredded lettuce.

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