Meatless Chili Recipe
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Meatless Chili Recipe

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"My husband is a big meat eater, so when he's out of town, I try to cut back on meat and make this hearty chili," relates Eve Visser of South Bend, Indiana. "It's very quick and easy."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 318 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 1148mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 14g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Top each serving with sour cream and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Meatless Chili in Light & Tasty December/January 2005, p33

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havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 57968
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"I love, love that this is such a simple, and fast recipe! It's literally on the table within 30 minutes. It's also delicious! I do not miss the meat! I did not have the Mexican Stewed Tomatoes, but I did have Italian stewed tomatoes on hand - they were just fine. I did use 2 cans to get a little more juice in my chili. Oddly enough, I had a can of Mexican style corn! So it all worked out! This is a recipe that doesn't suffer with bean, or vegetable substitutions. So, when your stock is running low - you can improvise!"

violetrayne User ID: 4265589 64154
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"This recipe is great for vegetarians! I had to add just a little water to make it souper for me."

SarahinMN User ID: 4927921 130394
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"This is so good you won't miss the meat! I make a double-batch of this about once a month and freeze 1/2 of it in single servings. Wonderful!"

Cottage Rose User ID: 4533128 145166
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"Super easy to make and delicious. Used Bush's Chili Beans in mild sauce (no meat) and reduced the spice amounts slightly."

rethea User ID: 2134390 130393
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Love this! Easy to make. This is a keeper."

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