If you are a big fan for chili, you may have regretted about not being able to switch to vegetarian diet. In fact, this should not be your concern. I am about to introduce you two vegetarian chili recipes in this article. You will find that you do not have to give up chili for a healthier diet.
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 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 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. Add the olive oil to a large soup pot. Add the onion, garlic and bell pepper to the pot, and saute for about 4 or 5 minutes.
2. Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth and chili powder to the pot, and stir the mixture.
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 be sure to stir from time to time. If you are not in a rush, you can reduce the heat and let the chili simmer for a while. Longer cooking time will enhance the chili flavor.
* Hot and Spicy Vegetarian Chili
If you are addicted to hot and spicy chili, I also have one recipe for you.
You will need the following ingredients for this recipe:
– 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. Get a large soup pot, and put in the olive oil, onions and garlic. 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.
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.