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You Need to Try This Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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You Need to Try This Vegetarian Chili Recipe

While many traditionalists will argue that chili needs meat to be chili, we think vegetarians deserve to enjoy chili too! With this vegetarian chili recipe, you'll be able to enjoy all the warm comforts of a good dish of chili without going against your diet.

Vegetarian Chili Recipe


2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 chopped carrot
1 chopped celery stalk
1 green bell pepper cleaned and chopped
1 red bell pepper cleaned and chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 to 3 Tablespoons finely chopped chipotles in adobo
1 Tablespoon ground oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
3 cups cooked red kidney beans, drained
1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, drained



1.Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.

2. Add onions, carrots, celery, peppers and garlic and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until vegetables are softened but not browned.

3. Add chipotles, oregano, cumin, chili powder, and salt.

4. Stir to blend. Add tomatoes and 4 cups water.

5. Gently simmer over low heat, uncovered, for 45 minutes.

6. Add beans and simmer an additional 30 minutes. Garnish with green onions, sour cream, or cheddar cheese if desired.

How Long Will Chili Leftovers Last?

Have some leftover chili on hand? With the right storage, that chili can last you for some time. It's a great thing to whip up on a busy night when you just don't feel like cooking. Follow our advice, and your chili will be great even a few days after preparation!

To store, place your leftover chili in a sealed, airtight container and stick it in the fridge or freezer. Refrigerated chili will last for 3-4 days, while frozen chili can last for 4-6 months. We recommend freezing your chili if you aren't sure if you can consume it within a few days. Once thawed, your chili will last for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Before preparing your leftovers, check them for signs of spoilage. When you open the container, you shouldn't be greeted by a bad odor. Additionally, you should not see any mold and the color of the chili should appear normal. Finally, the texture of the chili shouldn't look odd or slimy. If it passes the smell and looks test, warm it up! If you feel uncertain about whether your chili is still safe, take the safe bet and discard it.

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