Vegetable Chili Recipe
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Vegetable Chili Recipe

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This chili, packed with beans and vegetables, has an appealing red color and fabulous flavor. I always make a large batch so that everyone can have seconds. — Charlene Martorana, Madison, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 182 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 467mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 8g fiber), 9g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onions and green pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in water and carrots; cover and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the potatoes, broth, chili powder, sugar, cumin and oregano; cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini, squash, tomatoes and ketchup; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in beans and peas; simmer for 10 minutes. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Vegetable Chili in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p27

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ejshellabarger 218173
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"This recipe was just okay. I won't make it again, but appreciated trying a healthier chili variety. It was very tomato-y and sweet."

skywaitress 37545
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"This is very filling, my husband makes it all the time!"

kskonberg 18378
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"I love this recipe! It is very hearty, freezes well, and pleases a crowd! I have made it for sevearl large groups and always get great comments on it. You can't go wrong with this recipe!"

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