Vegetarian Chili for the Crock Pot

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by Vicki in CT

Love chili, hate the fat? Try this vivacious veggie chili. Super simple, “dump and cook” recipe that is perfect for cool autumn nights. Can serve with corn chips, baked potatoes, cheese, etc. I make up the night before and when leaving for work just plug in my crockpot. The house smells amazing when I get home.

Top Review by Kumquat the Cats fr

I have not had a lot of practice with the crock pot, and like most of my crock pot recipes, this came out quite watery. Also, I had to reduce the chili powder and black pepper considerably, otherwise I felt it would have been too hot (I included all the cumin, jalapeno and garlic). I also included veggie crumbles. No changes other than some of the spices. Although my BF and I both liked the outcome quite a bit, I felt the recipe needed just a little more "zing." Maybe some lemon juice would have done it. Thank you! Made for the Craze-E crock pot contest:D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In crock pot add onion, bay leaves, celery, parsnips, jalapeno, and garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, chile powder, both canned tomatoes, as well as beer.
  2. Add tofu and canned beans (undrained). Stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours covered.
  4. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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