Contest-Winning Vegetarian Chili
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
I've been hooked on this recipe for a few years now. I initially made it for a chilli cook off at a USA style bar in my home town of Auckland, New Zealand and it won. It was the only vegetarian chilli in among meat based ones.
This has been a family favorite for years. when I wrote out a cookbook for both of my daughters I made sure this recipe was in there. I have also tried it with hamburger in it which was also good.
We loved it. So versatile; use alone or with crackers OR add macaroni for a complete dinner. You can even add rice. It made a lot for 2 but we keep eating and enjoying. Nice to have something so good in the fridge to eat.
Good, but not really very exciting or chili-like. Tastes like veggie stew with chili powder and cumin. My non vegetarian friends all said it was "interesting" which is code for "not good." Also I wasn't sure if I was supposed to drain the stewed tomatoes before adding them? It didn't say to do it, but I'm kind of wishing I did to thicken it a bit. This makes a TON, so I would also halve the recipe next time. Still on the hunt for a good vegan chili recipe that can appease non-vegetarians.
First time I have made a vegetarian chili and it was AMAZING! I loved it and so did my husband and our new vegetarian foreign exchange student. I made a few adjustments. For the tomatoes I used one diced and one crushed since that is what I had and then added 1 1/2 t. Italian seasoning to it to make up the seasoning. I don't like too hot so I skipped the jalapeno pepper. Other than that I follow the recipe as is. It does make a lot of chili but we look forward to eating it!! :)
Really enjoyed this full-flavoured chili! Nice and thick and great with sour cream, cilantro, and cheese on top!
My family and I thought this vegetarian chili was out of this world!!! Plan to make it on a regular basis. I may try a version with more jalapenos down the road.
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For anyone who thought it looked too tomato-y, I thought so, too. But don't adjust - once you get everything added and the flavors blended, it's good. I did add less chili and in fact, used chipotle because I like their smoked flavor.