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Spicy Vegetable Chili

VEGETARIAN CHILI LOADED WITH FRESH VEGETABLES AND A VARIETY OF BEANS! AN EASY VEGETABLE CHILI RECIPE THAT’S FULL OF FLAVOR!
Course Dinner, Main, Soup
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword chili, how to make, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 people
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 2 zucchini diced
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 15. oz can Tomato sauce
  • 13.4 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 13.4 oz garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 13.4 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • SPICES
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • cayenne pepper enough to reach desired heat
  • seasoning salt if needed

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add in onions, bell peppers, and celery.
  • Cook until celery is slightly tender to the bite.
  • Add in remaining vegetables including the tomatoes.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce.
  • Simmer gently until zucchini is tender to the bite.
  • Add in the beans and continue simmering until beans are heated.
  • Add in all of the spices, being sure to stir them in well.
  • Taste the chili and add in enough cayenne pepper to reach desired heat.
  • Adjust the spices to your liking but keep in mind the flavors will increase once it sits overnight.
  • Season with salt if needed.
  • Serve hot and top with sour cream, cheese and chives if desired.

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Notes

Feel free to swap out the veggies for some of your favorites like green beans, carrots, red bell peppers, potatoes etc.
Want to add meat? Ground turkey or ground turkey breakfast sausage works great in this. Also if you want the taste and texture of meat without actual meat I recommend Grillers crumbles soy meat.