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Vegetarian Chili Ole! Recipe
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Vegetarian Chili Ole! Recipe

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I combine ingredients for this hearty chili, chunky with veggies, the night before, put in my trusty slow cooker in the morning and come home to a rich, spicy meal at night! —Marjorie Au, Honolulu, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 ounce Mexican chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional
  • Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, chopped green onions and crumbled queso fresco

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 216 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 559 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Combine the water, tomato paste, cornmeal, chili powder, salt, oregano, cumin and pepper sauce if desired until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Vegetarian Chili Ole! in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p58

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 216 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 559 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

I have made this recipe more than once and it is fantastic. I add two cans of green chilies because I like extra heat, but otherwise, I keep it exactly the same. Yum!!

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

The rich mole-style sauce really adds depth to the flavor of this dish. This recipe is comfort food at its best!

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

Best Vegetarian Chili I have ever tasted!!!

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

Really great recipe!

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

I made this instead of going out to our favorite Mexican restaurant one Friday night. Very satisfying!

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