Vegetarian Chili Recipes: Delicious Choices for Vegetarians!

Author: Kelly Limpert

Are you a chili lover? Don't you think your favorite dish can go hand in hand with your low calorie or vegetarian diet? Now, in this article, I am about to give you two vegetarian chili recipes. You will be happy that you do not have to give up your your love for chili to follow a healthy life style.One of the two recipes is for the average palate, and the other is spicier.* Vegetarian Chili for Average PalateHere is a simple, easy to prepare chili recipe. For this recipe, 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, drained1. 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, vegetable broth and chili powder to the pot, and stir the mixture.3. With the heat set to medium-low, add the black beans and kidney beans to the mixture.4. Cook the chili for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you have the time, reduce the heat and let the chili simmer for a while. The longer the cooking time, the more enhanced the flavor will be.* Hot Vegetarian ChiliDo you like your chili hot and spicy? If so, this recipe is 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 beans1. Get a large soup pot, and put in the olive oil, onions and garlic. Saute for about 4 minutes.2. To the pot, add your tomatoes, cayenne, chili powder, cumin, red pepper, salt, hot salsa and water. Give the mixture a stir, and then let it simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.3. Last, add the bean to the pot, and let the chili simmer for another 30 minutes. Then, your hot and spicy vegetarian chili is ready for serve!If you are a chili fan and a vegetarian the same time, you can give these two vegetarian chili recipes a try. You may find that you do not have to give up your favorite dish to stick to your healthy diet.