Vegetarian Chili Recipes: Tasteful Options for Vegetarians!

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.


* Vegetarian Chili for Average Palate


This chili recipe is simple. To prepare, you will need:


- 1/2 onion, diced


- 1 bell pepper, diced


- 3 garlic cloves, minced


- 2 teaspoons olive oil


- 1 can of diced tomatoes


- 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. Add the black beans and kidney beans to the mixture. Set heat to medium-low when doing so.


4. Now, cook the chili for a minimum of 20 minutes, and stir the mixture from time to time. If you have enough time, you can reduce the heat and let the chili simmer for a while. Usually, the chili flavor is more enhanced with longer cooking.


* Hot and Spicy 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. Put the the olive oil, onions and garlic into a large soup pot, and saute for about 4 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. Add the bean to the pot, then let the chili simmer for another 30 minutes. After that, it's ready to serve.


So, who said that vegetarian diet has to be boring. Give the two vegetarian chili recipes a try, and you will convince yourself that you do not have to give up your love for chile to stick to a healthy diet.

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