Best vegetarian chili recipe

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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

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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:

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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.

Preparation method:

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.

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