Easy, hearty and delicious vegetarian chili made with bulgur, a quick-cooking form of whole wheat, that provides a satisfying chewy texture. It's my favorite vegetarian chili of the moment.
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
2mediumonions, finely chopped
4garlic cloves, minced
1green bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2teaspoonpaprika (I sometimes use smoked paprika)
1/2cupbulgur, preferably coarse
1can(28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
3cans(15 ounces each) beans (kidney, black, pinto or any combination), rinsed and drained
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Put a large soup pot on medium heat and add the oil.
Add the onions, garlic, and bell pepper and cook, stirring often, until softened. This should take about 10 minutes.
Stir in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, cayenne, bay leaves and bulgur. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the tomatoes, beans, soy sauce, water, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often so the ingredients don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
Before serving, taste and add more salt, pepper and/or cayenne if needed.
Vegetarian Chili Additions & VariationsThis recipe can be adapted and modified in lots of ways to suit your preferences. Here are a few ideas:Spicier: Increase cayenne pepper or add fresh chiles with the onion, garlic and bell pepper. You could also stir in a little chipotle chile in adobo.Fresher/Zestier: Finishing off the chili with a little splash of vinegar and fresh cilantro will make it taste super fresh.Thicker: When done blend a small portion of the chili to give it more body.Bulk it Up: Add more vegetables. chopped zucchini, sweet potato, butternut squash, or corn would all be good.Serving size: 1-1/2 cupsWeight Watchers PointsPlus: *6Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *6Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *2
Healthy Vegetarian Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 -1/2 cups)
Calories 293Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chili without meat, light chili recipe, vegan chili
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