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Vegetable Chili Recipe

Vegetable Chili Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 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 User ID: 5434571 37545
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

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

kskonberg User ID: 3121475 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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