vegetarian chili is a great dish to make and eat during the cold winter days, as it’s very hearty and helps you keep your figure. Serve this delicious chili while watching a scary movie and you’re going to have a great time.
It’s a great alternative to meat chili too, so even if you’re a carnivore, there’s no harm in trying this vegan dish. Plus it’s very easy and quick to make! So without further ado, Here is our best vegetarian chili recipe:
vegetarian chili recipe and ingredients
Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion – chopped 1 garlic clove – crushed 1 carrot – finely chopped 1 celery stick – finely chopped 1 red bell pepper – diced 2 cups mushrooms – sliced 400 g can crush tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup vegetable stock Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste.
Ingredients for the beans:
1 x 410g tin of red kidney beans – drained and rinsed ¼ tsp chili powder (optional)
Ingredients for the topping:
½ cup grated vegan cheese (optional) Cilantro leaves, chopped avocado, and vegan sour cream.
Step 1: Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and stir to coat them in oil, then cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 2: Stir in carrot, celery, red bell pepper, and mushrooms, cover again and cook for another 5 minutes.
Step 3: Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil stirring regularly then reduce heat to the low-medium setting. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes.
Step 4: While the chili is cooking, blend half of the kidney beans in a food processor until smooth. Add to chili with remaining whole beans and cook until heated through (about 10 minutes).
Step 5: Sprinkle vegan cheese on top, if desired, then serve topped with cilantro leaves, chopped avocado, and vegan sour cream.
Nutritional benefits of vegetarian chili
Chili is a very healthy recipe, as it doesn’t include any dairy products.
It’s big in protein, fiber, and antioxidants – which are great for your body. Plus this chili recipe is low in calories too! Here are some of the advantages of eating chili:
· It helps to burn fat because it’s thermogenic and speeds up metabolism.
· It keeps your figure slim and well-toned because it’s a weight loss-friendly dish.
· Chili helps you prevent cancer because of its high levels of antioxidants.
· Reduces the risk of heart disease and improves blood flow, thanks to its fiber content.
· Contains capsaicin (the hot stuff in chili), which helps reduce weight, as it boosts metabolism.
· Helps prevent bacterial infections and contains vitamin C, which is great for skin health.