Two Delicious Vegetarian Chili Recipes

Do you love chili? Did you think you had to give up this old favorite because you would switch to a low calorie or vegetarian diet? Well, I will introduce you two vegetarian chili recipes. With them, you can enjoy healthier versions of one of your favorite dishes.

Of the two recipes, one is for those who like spicier flavor, and the other is for average palate.

* Easy Vegetarian Chili

This chili recipe is simple and easy to prepare. You will need the following ingredients:

- 1/2 onion, diced

- 1 bell pepper, diced

- 3 garlic cloves, minced

- 2 teaspoons olive oil

- 1 can of tomatoes, diced

- 3 tablespoons vegetable broth

- 2 tablespoons chili powder

- 1 can of pinto or black beans, drained

- 1 can of kidney beans, drained

1. Get a large soup pot, and add the olive, onion, garlic and bell pepper to the pot. Saute for about 4 or 5 minutes.

2. Add the tomatoes, chili powder, and vegetable broth to the pot. Stir the mixture together.

3. With the heat set to medium-low, add the black beans and kidney beans to the mixture.

4. Cook the chili for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you have the time, reduce the heat and let the chili simmer for a while. The longer the cooking time, the more enhanced the flavor will be.

* Hot Vegetarian Chili

Do you like your chili hot and spicy? If so, this recipe is for you.

For this recipe, you will need:

- 1 onion, diced

- 3 cloves of garlic, minced

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes

- 4 tablespoons of chili powder

- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

- 1 teaspoon each of cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt

- 1 1/2 cups of hot salsa

- 1 cup of water

- 3 cans of kidney beans

1. In a large soup pot, saute the onions and garlic in olive oil for about 4 or 5 minutes.

2. Add to the pot the tomatoes, cayenne, chili powder, cumin, red pepper, salt, hot salsa and water. Stir the mixture, and then set heat to medium-low and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally during the simmering.

3. Last, add the bean to the pot, and let the chili simmer for another 30 minutes. Then, your hot and spicy vegetarian chili is ready for serve!

Now, if you are still skeptical about whether you will have to give up your favorite palate to switch to the vegetarian diet, you can simply give these two vegetarian chili recipes a try. I hope you will be happy with your new finding.

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About The Author, Kelly Limpert
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