Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

This hearty high-fiber, high-protein vegetarian chili recipe has celery, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and your choice blend of beans, such as kidney, black, northern, pinto, and/or garbanzo.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
30 mins

Vegetarian Chili

This hearty high-fiber, high-protein vegetarian chili recipe has celery, sweet peppers, tomatoes, and your choice blend of beans, such as kidney, black, northern, pinto, and/or garbanzo.

Vegetarian Chili
SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2   tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1 1/2  cups chopped celery
  • 1 1/2  cups chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1   cup chopped onion
  • 3   cloves garlic, minced
  • 2  28  ounce cans tomatoes, cut up
  • 3  15 - 16  ounce cans beans (such as kidney, black, northern, pinto, and/or garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2  cup raisins
  • 1/4  cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 - 4   teaspoons chili powder
  • 1   tablespoon snipped parsley
  • 1   teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons dried basil, crushed
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1   teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1   bay leaf
  • 1  12  ounce can beer
  • 3/4  cup cashew nuts
  • 1   cup shredded Swiss, mozzarella, or cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
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Directions
1. 
In a 4- or 6-quart pot heat oil. Add celery, sweet pepper, onion, and garlic. Cover and cook over medium heat about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
2. 
Stir in undrained tomatoes, drained beans, raisins, vinegar, chili powder, parsley, sugar, basil, oregano, cumin, allspice, salt, black pepper, hot pepper sauce, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1-1/2 hours. Stir in the beer. Return to boiling. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes more or until desired consistency. Discard bay leaf. Stir in cashews. Sprinkle cheese over each serving. Makes 6 servings.

Tip

  • If youre concerned about sodium, use low-sodium whole tomatoes, reduced-sodium canned beans, and unsalted cashew nuts.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 515, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 17, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 70, fiber (g) 15, pro. (g) 26, sodium (mg) 1329, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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