No-Meat Chili

"Serve with cornbread or corn chips."
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  • Chop the green pepper. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and saute the pepper until tender-crisp.
  • Add the chili powder and saute 1 minute more.
  • Drain the 3 cans of beans.
  • Add the beans, picante sauce, and tomatoes (undrained) to the peppers and mix well.
  • Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Add the corn and simmer, covered, until the corn is done and mixture is heated through, about 10-15 minutes.

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  1. I think the chili was pretty good, and it is good for a quick meal. I would recommend it to anyone for quick make.
  2. I made this to freeze. I love keeping soups and chili frozen in one or two servings and this was a perfect candidate. Made as directed with the 3 beans but I did add in a 1 lb pkg of veggie crumble burger and some extra chili powder. It's quick and easy to make up early on a summer morning. After a small sample bowl I packaged the rest and now have several bags tucked away for that next chili urge. Why do people say chili isn't breakfast food?? YUM!
  3. WOW, what an easy, quick to make and yummy chili recipe! Both my sis and me loved it! The heat was just right and the beans made for a nice hearty meal. I used a mix of soaked and cooked beans instead of the canned ones and that worked out nicely, too. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, loof!<br/>Made and reviewed for Aussie Swap #51 April 2011.
  4. Chili was never so easy!! Used two cans of kidney beans and one can of black beans. Thanks for a great and easy recipe! :)
  5. Very quick and easy to throw together! I only used 1 can a kidney beans and had to use canned corn, but still pretty tasty! I did find it a little bland, but then, I'm known for super seasoning my foods. Would make this again!


  1. I love this recipe. Since I've made it a few time I have some awesome tweaks. To add some extra flavor, use Goya Sofrito Tomato cooking base instead of Picante sauce and use diced tomatoes with Chilies. Yummy. I also used red beans instead of light kidney beans because I didn't have any.
  2. I made this today because I needed a quick quick quick chili, and it worked out well. I did use the whole bottle of picante (cant remember which size, the larger one I believe). I also omitted the peppers just because I didnt have time! Instead of chili powder I used a packet of McCormick chili seasoning and put it in the empty picante jar with about 1/2 a cup of water and shook it up really good. Overall good chili considering the amount of time it took me to make, about 15 minutes!


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