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Meatless Chili

"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


  • 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


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

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  • erb563
    Oct 4, 2015

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  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    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
    Jan 28, 2011

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

  • SarahinMN
    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
    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
    Nov 16, 2009

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