This easy vegetarian crockpot chili recipe will satisfy even the meat lovers in your family. Loaded with beans, corn, tomatoes, and spices, it uses vegetarian meat crumble substitute for the ground beef and a jar of salsa for added heat.
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Vegetarian chili is the perfect weeknight meal
You know what I dislike about Monday? Everything. It seems to be the busiest day of the week and the one with the longest to do list. It also seems to be the day I am MOST tired! This vegetarian crockpot chili recipe was my solution to both of these problems.
I literally did nothing but open cans, jars, and packages and dump it into a crockpot. Okay, there was some onion chopping and garlic mincing but that is really about it. There was nothing to pre-cook and since I put it in the crockpot, I just ignored it for 5 hours while it simmered and made my house smell good. Doesn’t it look delicious?
How do you make chili vegetarian?
I chose to add Boca Veggie Crumbles to this vegetarian crockpot chili recipe. Usually, I really like the texture of ground beef along with the beans in my chili. I decided to see how the meat substitute tasted in it and I was pleasantly surprised.
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Honestly, it had the exact texture of ground beef and tasted delicious. You could leave the veggie crumbles out and just add another can of beans or use a pound of cooked ground beef if you aren’t looking for a vegetarian chili recipe.
Tips for make this easy homemade chili
The heat from this recipe comes from the jar of salsa you will add to the rest of the ingredients. If you prefer a mild chili, choose a mild salsa. I used a hot salsa and it definitely had a nice kick to it!
Make sure you top your vegetarian crockpot chili recipe with plenty of shredded cheddar cheese and either chives or green onions before you serve it. It is a delicious meatless dinner recipe that is quick and easy to make! Bring it to your next tailgate party for a vegetarian option for fellow football fans.
Easy Vegetarian Crockpot Chili Recipe
Need an easy Meatless Monday recipe? This vegetarian crockpot chili recipe is quick and delicious (if you are looking for more crockpot recipes, try my easy potato soup! ) (if you are looking for more crockpot recipes, try my easy potato soup! )! A filling vegetarian chili recipe everyone will love! (of course, if you want a meat based chili recipe, check out my recipe for Cincinnati chili!)
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can corn (drained)
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 jar salsa (hot or mild, between 8 to 15 ounces)
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (12 ounce) package veggie crumbles
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- shredded cheddar and diced chives/green onions for serving
- Place everything except toppings into crockpot. Stir well. Place lid on top and cook 5 to 6 hours on high.
- Serve topped with shredded cheese and chives/green onions
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 339mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.