Meatless Chili

"My family loves this meal, and my husband didn't even realize the meat was 'missing' until after dinner that night when I mentioned it. I made it for my husband and I along with 3 other guys at hunting camp, and every last drop was gone! This recipe is modified (to make it meatless) from one found in Fix-It & Forget-It. Best of all, when I priced it out late 2006, it only cost $3.50 for the entire batch! If you are out all day, make it in the crock pot. Otherwise, if you forgot or need a *slightly* faster meal, let it simmer on the stove in a dutch oven for 1 1/2 - 2 hours."
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Ready In:
7hrs 10mins




  • Saute onion, green pepper, and celery in olive oil. (This step can be omitted if hurrying).
  • Combine all ingredients (except optional additions) in a 5 qt slow cooker. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  • If desired, add cooked noodles prior to serving.
  • If desired, top each bowl with shredded cheddar cheese and/or sour cream.

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  1. made this first time and it turned out great, however i did add a few items as follows: - 4 or 5 nacho jalapeno slices finely chopped - 2 heaping teaspoons Goya "Recaito Cilantro cooking base - "Lightlife" Smart Ground veggie protein crumbles Most can't tell it's meatless and agree tastes great. Didn't make it too spicy hot for wife's benefit


<img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"> Happily married for nearly four years, I have been a stay-at-home mom since my DD was born prematurely in January 2006. Since that time I have become more conscious of nutrition and the role it plays in every aspect of our lives. Our second DD was just born, and all is going well. I try to make the majority of our food from scratch, adding in nutritional enhancers when I can. :) I discovered I love baking bread last winter, and have been trying heartier whole-grain recipes. This summer we planted a huge garden (another first for me!) and I learned how to can. We are already looking forward to next year, as we learned so much (and have so much to change!) this summer about organic gardening.
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