Vegetarian Chili

"We like this just as much as the meaty ones. And this is SO much better for you!!"
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  • In lg pot, saute zucchini, onion, peppers and garlic in oil until tender.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Naomi L.
    Do you use the cilantro and parsley for garnish or actually cook it in pot?


  1. Sharon123
    Inez, this hit the spot for my craving for a good vegetatian chili! I didn't have any pinto beans so I just used black beans. I did add a little celery since I had some. Delicious! Thanks for sharing.
  2. ChipotleChick
    Delicious! I lost my jalapeno somewhere between the store and home, so I didn't add any. This is a great chili recipe. I didn't miss the meat, or fat, at all!
  3. Ant5291
    Excellent recipe! I didn't change a thing.
  4. Angela Sara
    What a great meal! This is easy, all in one pot and very nutritious. The only thing I used less of was the chilli powder but that was just a personal taste. All the family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.
  5. LookinForCooking
    This was very good, however next time I will add more beans. Red/Kidney beans would be much better than the pinto beans. It was a little to soupy with just 2 cans of beans. I think corn would be a good addition as well..


  1. Brighid
    Used diced Italian seasoned tomatoes, 1 can diced green chilies, doubled cumin, cut chili powder in half, cut sugar in half, and just used black beans. Serve with cornbread
  2. Pegewancio
    Best chili ever!
  3. Larry D.
    I kept the amount of chili powder and cumin the same, but used more cilantro and parsley and 24oz cans of beans and a larger jar of sauce.
  4. josettetibbets
    So yummy! I opted for no jalapeño and switched black beans for red kidney beans with the addition of mushrooms. The recipes was really easy and came out fantastic! A must try!
  5. Reada J.
    I enjoyed this meatless chili; however my husband hated it, as it was way too tomatoey for him. I cut back a little bit on tomatoes using 1 28 oz. can and 1 14.5 oz. I used tomato paste instead of tomato sauce, an extra can of beans ( 2 kidney and 1 chili beans). Next time I would also add another zuchinni. I also used 4 T. of chili powder instead of 3.


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