Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tasty Delights--Vegetarian Chili!

Tasty Delights and Dazzling Disasters is all about playing in the kitchen and having some fun.

I'll share my delights or my disasters. Yall feel free to join in and create your own posts, share your favorite recipes, what have you. 

One of my favorite things to make during the winter is chili. Being a vegetarian it's a veggie version but still not much better than a steaming bowl of chili and a bit of corn bread on a cold winter night :)

This is one of those recipes I've worked on over the last couple years getting it just how I like it. Last year I swear I made chili dag near 50 times. But I think I finally got it right!

Some of the ingredients are a little different than if you're making a meat version I guess. I use a fake meat crumble (that second green bag) that resembles hamburger. And I go for veggie broth. 

Saute your green pepper, onions and garlic!

Add in tomato, veggie broth and all seasonings and let simmer 30 minutes.
Then add in beans, fake meat crumbles (still frozen) and frozen corn. 
Let cook until broth has thickened.

One of the things I do a little different is add in 2 teaspoons of brown sugar along with the rest of my seasonings.

Then before dishing it out add in about a tablespoon of lemon juice. 

Okay so I skipped that last part with the broth thickening this time. 
I was so damn hungry and it smelled so damn good. 
And the cornbread was finished and well I've got no self control this week. LOL

What's in your favorite Chili? 

 Veggie Chili Recipe (Click HERE for printable recipe)

Seasoning Ingredients:
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon oregano

Chili Ingredients:
1 pound fake meat crumbles
2 teaspoon  oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 green pepper diced
28 oz canned diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon brown sugar
28 oz canned black beans or red kidney beans
1 cup veggie broth
8 oz frozen corn
1/2 to 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Combine seasoning ingredients and set aside
  • Saute onion, garlic and green pepper until softened- about 5 minutes
  • Add in canned tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, brown sugar, veggie broth and seasoning mix. 
  • Simmer 30 minutes
  • Add in fake meat crumbles, frozen corn and beans
  • Simmer until broth thickens. 
  • Add lemon juice if desired and serve

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  1. i could try to make this for my brother, so far i don't think i've eaten any chili yet

    1. Never? It's pretty big around here. They'll even have chili contests where people will all bring in their recipes and get them judged.

  2. That would sure taste good today as it's -7 with windchill of 20 below. Brrrr. Love chili on a cold day.
    Sue B

    1. Oh My Word. Sue that is SOOO blasted cold! I love the winter but holy cow not that chilly. We were in the 40s today which was about perfect :) Hope yall are keeping toasty warm inside!!

  3. It looks so blasted good! Chili is a favorite in this house.

    1. Mmmm I'm so ready to go home and have a bowl! Bought some yummy bakery bread to go with it tonight! It's a favorite here too. And there are just so many fun ways to dress it up!

  4. It looks good. Nice job getting it just like you want it. What made you think lemon juice??? Brown sugar I can see. I don't dig the sweet stuff. Some do. But the lemon juice???

    1. Thanks Lisa :)

      It's really not too sweet. With just a little brown sugar it makes it more flavorful or rounded? Not really sure how to put it but it's definitely not sweet sweet. Lemon juice? Well originally the recipe called for vinegar but I didn't really care for that. Had some lemon juice on hand and gave it a try. It makes it a little fresher tasting to me and I think helps keep the brown sugar from being too overpowering.

  5. OMG! That looks delicious!!

    1. LOL Thanks Kaylyn! It was pretty darn good. Just finished it this afternoon!


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