Jan 19, 2010

Vegetarian Chili

I have been so busy lately, no time for blogging. My boys were sick one after another, then myself, and now we started again.... The worst winter I can remember when it comes to the health chapter.
Anyway, this is one of my "comfort dishes". I make it without meat but if you like meat ground turkey or beef would work great in it.


2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions chopped
Optional 1 package of veggie ground meat (or turkey or beef) about 300 g.
1 medium carrot peeled and chopped
1 yellow pepper seeded and chopped
1 can of crushed tomatoes ( italian or chili)
1 can of kidney beans ( or chickpeas) rinsed and drain
1 cup of frozen corn kennels
1 cup of vegetable broth
1 can of tomato condense soup
3 tbsp of chili powder
1/2  tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp coriander
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
pinch cayenne pepper
1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté the onions until soft. If using meat or veggie ground meat now is the time to add it. Continue to cook over medium heat for a few minutes stirring continually.
If you are not using meat then add the yellow pepper and  carrot and cook for a few more minutes.

Add the kidney beans and crushed tomatoes.

Add the rest of the ingredients except parsley and simmer for 50 to 60 minutes.

Garnish with parsley.

Serve with a green salad and lots of good bread.



Emily Ziegler said...

What a beautiful dish!! The colors are fantastic. This is a great chili recipe!

Cheah said...

Hi Laura
Hope you and your boys recover soon. This is real comfort food. Like it with toasts!

Laura said...

Thank you Emily:)

alison said...

ce reteta faina,laura,trebuie incercata!adica ,fata de iahnia de fasole ai pus porumb,nu?mie asa imi pare.te pup,numai bine tie si baietilor!

Laura said...

Thank you Cheah,
I hoping for a speedy recovery as well. I love it with naan bread.

Laura said...

Thanks Simona,
Am pus si fasole si porumb. pori sa pui si carne macinata daca i-ti place. Hugs and kisses.

Drick said...

So great to see you back and with this delicious soup - sounds like the interesting spices added to this makes it unique and flavorful...

Laura said...

Thank you Drick.
I love interesting combinations of spices...:)

My Little Space said...

Hi Laura, hope that your boys are fine now. It's better to make something light for them. And this looks pretty good too! Take care.
Best regards, Kristy

Kelly said...

So sorry you have not been feeling well--and wish you and the boys health soon! Your chili and its many spices sound delicious--cinnamon! I am a big fan of veggie chili. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

@ Kristy,
thanks for stopping by. I am cooking different food for them. Chicken soup:0
Thank you for stopping by :0

Sage said...

I hope you are all getting better. That looks like a really good hardy meal. Did You know January was Soup Month?
Thanks for dropping by.

Laura said...

Thank you Rita,
We are felling better, Cass is still recovering but much better and stronger every day. I didn't know about january being the Soup Month, it makes sense....:)

Janice said...

Look so colorful and beautiful, I like this vegetarian version of chili.

Tien said...

Hi, Laura,
I hope that you and your boys have a speedy recovery and stay healthy. I am going to make your Naan recipe today. Happy New Year!!! -Tien

Laura said...

Thank you Janice so do I.

Laura said...

Happy New year to you too Tien,
Let me know how your naan bread comes out.

Anonymous said...

I love the stunning color of this delicious chili!

Laura said...

Thank you Natasha.

Anna said...

I Hope you are feeling better, that looks stunning, and the best of it full of healthy nutrients.

Laura said...

Thank you Anna.

Juliana said...

Wow, what a nice chili...love the ingredients in it...full of color :-)

Laura said...

Thank you Juliana:)

The Princess said...

I will certainly try your recipe using Quorn mince. It looks delicious.

Laura said...

Thank you Princess:)

pegasuslegend said...

wow the colors of this chili are fabulous, you just want to eat the picture!

Laura said...

Thank you Claudia:)

Divina Pe said...

The colors are fantastic.

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