Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Here’s a classic Chili Recipe that is loaded with veggies. It’s quick and easy to make, and is wonderful garnished with cheese and sour cream and paired with cornbread (as well as a salad if you’re feeling extra healthy)!
I did add some ground turkey to my recipe, just so you know. If the meat was left out, I don’t think anyone would miss it. You can use the meat substitute as suggested in the recipe, but I really don’t think it’s totally necessary.
Sometimes I find chili to be too acidic for me, you can combat the acidity with an addition of some sugar, if you’d like. This is also why I like to top my chili with sour cream (or greek yogurt, if that’s what I have one hand). Something about the addition of the dairy really helps.
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can Italian stewed tomatoes
- 1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 3 Tbsp chili powder
- 3 Tbsp celery flakes
- 1 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 Tbsp cilantro
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp parsley
- 2 tsp thyme
- 1 Tbsp basil
- black pepper, to taste
- liquid smoke, optional & to taste
- Saute veggies in olive oil over medium heat. Then, add corn and cook another minute.
- Next add in tomatoes and sauce.
- Rinse and drain beans, then toss them into the pot as well.
- Stir well, until all ingredients are combined.
- Add in all of the spices.
- Stir, cover, and bring to a boil.
- Then, reduce heat and let simmer for at least 30 mins. (the longer the better!)
- It wouldn't be a "divas can cook" recipe without a ton of spices, so, don't be shy! ;)
There’s something classic about chili and cornbread, isn’t there? It’s great comfort food, and is actually quite healthy in this case. What is your favorite recipe? I’ve had chili with cocoa in it once, that was pretty tasty too!