Vegetarian Chili (Good for Non-Spicy Lovers)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I found the base for this recipe in a cookbook for Diabetics ("Month of Meals"); I modified it a tiny bit, but it’s mostly the same. I really like meat sauce, but my roommate is vegetarian – we’ve found that the Yves brand fake-meat crumbles are perfect in this recipe & it makes us both happy. Plus, it’s a lot healthier! If you’re really sensitive to spicy foods like me, this recipe has a great chili flavor without using a lot of chili powder; I typically use about 1 tablespoon. Of course, add as much or as little as you want. By the way, this dish (like many chilis) gets even better the next day - it does wonderfully to refrigerate or freeze it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the oil in a large pot and heat until hot. Add onion, celery seed, and garlic and sauté until onion is transparent.
  2. Add vegetarian meat; sauté until warmed through.
  3. Add rest of ingredients (along with about 2 cups water) and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to medium heat and cook partially covered for about 2 hours, stirring and adding water occasionally. (I typically add about 2-4 more cups of water).
  5. Serving suggestion: top with a little bit of shredded cheese and/or sour cream.

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